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The Oklahoma Department of Transportation and the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority are working together to update the “Drive Oklahoma” mobile application and companion website – offering enhanced navigation tools and better options for checking traffic on interstates, highways, plus state roads and turnpikes before venturing out.

[Above image by the Oklahoma DOT]

Those updates also include real-time speed data, live traffic camera views of many Tulsa and Oklahoma City metro locations, digital message sign information by location, real-time weather radar information, and much more. The agencies stressed that the updated versions of both the app and website also include a tutorial to help motorists learn how to use the new features.

“Upgrading the ‘Drive Oklahoma’ mobile app and the website puts more modern and user-friendly tools in drivers’ toolkits to help them achieve a safer trip each and every time they head out,” explained Terri Angier, spokeswoman for the Oklahoma DOT, in a statement.

“We encourage motorists to use these additional mobile app features to plan their routes before getting behind the wheel or ask their passengers to navigate for them,” she said.

Agreements with the Waze app add value by incorporating the self-reported Waze-user information into the “Drive Oklahoma” maps, Oklahoma DOT added – giving motorists even more real-time data on what could be ahead on the road, such as construction zones or vehicle crash incidents.

While this update includes multiple new enhancements to the mobile app and the website, the two agencies are committed to providing more information and features in the future, the agency added.

editor@aashto.org

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