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Improved app makes Missouri traveler information available

GasBuddy Blog -- When a state Dept. of Transportation markets an app, presumably to help travelers find where they're going, it causes me to cringe. That's because it only takes that single moment to glance at your smart phone with the purest of intentions and plow into someone in a nearby vehicle delivering unspeakable disaster.

Perhaps the Missouri DOT has faith that motorists in their state are somehow more prudent than most. Maybe that's why MoDOT has upgraded its free iPhone and Android Traveler Information app so motorists can get road condition information faster and easier; and hopefully, without adding to road fatalities along the way.

The upgrade addresses feedback from users on the original Traveler Information app MoDOT launched...


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SkooterG
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Message Posted: Dec 9, 2012 11:07:54 PM

Missouri tax dollars at work! Wonder how many crashes will occur while folks are using this app while driving?
honda0105
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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2012 2:44:53 AM

yawn. Of course, that means, you must have internet access...
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:23:38 AM

Yesterday news.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:15:46 AM

old
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:14:02 AM

Old news
dar 1
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:06:44 AM

OLDE
mandoid
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:05:01 AM

old news, but how safe is it to use
jobo74
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:04:54 AM

about time!!!
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:03:36 AM

old news
scottydoesnt
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 3:03:18 AM

Okie.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:58:58 AM

Some of my old fraternity brothers are engineers for MoDOT. I'll have to ask about this...
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:58:51 AM

We'll see.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:58:39 AM

Deja vu.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:57:56 AM

Learn how to read a map. Much cheaper
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:57:27 AM

The way of the future, but not safe for many people!
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:54:10 AM

On Dec 7, 2012 4:42:50 AM, rosyLI wrote:

>Cellphones shouldn't be used is cars.

Voice-activated, hands-free cellphones are, IMHO, better than talking to the person in the passenger seat. You're not going to look over at them.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:52:40 AM

...more deadly distractions...
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:52:07 AM

Sorry, still have a flip phone.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:48:23 AM

YN
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:47:43 AM

Sounds good too me.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:46:50 AM

Novel Idea
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:45:22 AM

Sorry, I'm not app approved.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:42:50 AM

Cellphones shouldn't be used is cars.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:41:48 AM

k
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:40:02 AM

read this yesterday
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:37:41 AM

old news
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:36:45 AM

Interesting idea - make it available to use on GPS units
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:36:05 AM

Wear your seatbelt.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:33:24 AM

Hope it works out for them,it can be a bad thing with DOT involved.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:30:58 AM

Serval states have done this
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:30:46 AM

Yesterday's news
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:27:59 AM

How many tax dollars did this cost, that I suspect a small number of people will use?
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:27:51 AM

They're charging for it. Don't expect millions to roll in.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:23:55 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:23:43 AM

Good for MO
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:22:50 AM

No thanks, Missouri is almost as bad as driving across Kansas.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:22:05 AM

A lot of good Missouri info is going o do me in Texas.
I have a dump phone anyway. Just the absolute basics.
Talk and hear.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:20:59 AM

is this safe?
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:20:11 AM

Don't text at least...
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:19:28 AM

One more distraction!
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:18:51 AM

i guess i mite be good if you're a a stand still in traffic.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:17:46 AM

just one more thing to take our concentration off what we should be paying attention to,driving
mystic92
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:17:22 AM

The improvement should be to not open until the vehicle is stopped
Tiput
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:16:29 AM

It doesn't affect me, I live in Canada and I don't use App.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:14:57 AM

I concur with downstream, we don't need any more distractions.
downstream
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:11:50 AM

another driving distraction... what are they thinking??
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:10:17 AM

ok
gougenator
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:08:14 AM

being MO is in the middle of where youre going along the way ,youre bound to pass thru it ,,,,and you can pull over to browse the app if youre concerned that you may hit someone or run off the road , i would think thats the best way
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"safe" travels
cheapertvs
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:07:51 AM

Someone in a marketing capacity was just not thinking - AGAIN!
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:06:00 AM

Another thing to keep our eyes off the road.
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Message Posted: Dec 7, 2012 2:04:17 AM

ok
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