The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

21 November 2005

The five one one

Florida has launched its 511 service, which provides information for travelers statewide through a single number. This brings the total number of 511-equipped states to twenty; eventually the Federal Highway Administration would like to see 511 utilized everywhere in the country, though it's going to take a while (and a fair chunk of change) to implement.

Besides, who can remember something like 405-425-2385?

Posted at 2:22 PM to Driver's Seat


Meanwhile I just go to the state website and almost invariably find a link to the tourism commission's site.

Posted by: McGehee at 5:40 PM on 21 November 2005

Well, 511 is more of a where-are-the-hazards kind of service; if they had it here, they could use it to warn of snowdrifts or downed power lines or ice accumulations.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:19 PM on 21 November 2005

What snowdrifts? Icy roads? Yes some, but I would think you would find flooded roads, downed trees and power lines the more common problems. But, then again this is Oklahoma if you don't like the weather wait 15 minutes.

Posted by: anomdragon at 3:10 AM on 22 November 2005

...and then there's the highway department's website. Some even have webcams.

Posted by: McGehee at 8:57 AM on 22 November 2005

Well, if I'm halfway up Highway 81, I'm not going to have much in the way of Net access. And as noted above, things can change here very quickly.

Posted by: CGHill at 9:08 AM on 22 November 2005

Florida has made it so you can defend yourself in your home its called the CASTLE DOCTTINE and the gun control wackos are already making a big fuss over it hah just what happens when state gives its citizens the right to defnd themselves and the bradys act like such fools

Posted by: spurwing plover at 5:16 PM on 24 November 2005