The West Virginia 511 Drive Safe mobile app provides drivers with audible, hands-free, eyes-free traffic alerts from their smartphone.
Download the free WV 511 Drive Safe app to your iPhone or Android phone. Open up the app when you get in the car to begin your drive. Set the phone aside while driving. As you drive, the WV 511 Drive Safe app will use your phone's speaker and GPS location to provide you with audible travel advisories that are near your current location.
In the settings menu you can customize the app to adjust the advisory replay interval and the number of miles radius for which you are interested in receiving advisories.
While driving, you will receive audible updates on nearby construction, crashes, traffic delays, weather advisories and other helpful travel information on nearby interstates and other high-priority roadways while being able to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road. The WV 511 Drive Safe app will continue to update you with nearby advisories as your vehicle continues to move.
The WV 511 Drive Safe app can be used while running other apps on your phone, such as audible navigation or music players. The app will run in the background until you travel near an incident with a travel advisory.
You do not need to register with us or the West Virginia Department of Transportation to use this app or to get these alerts. We don’t get or record and identifying information about you or your phone. If you want, you can elect to “Opt In” and send us back some anonymous travel information for statistical reporting, but it is not required, and is set to “opt-out” by default.
The application is based upon a patent-pending "Open Microphone Platform" which is a queue-driven, voice-streaming technology used in combination with your phone's built-in GPS. The data for the system is the WVDOT's travel advisory data.
Click here to view the Android "WV 511 Drive Safe" application End User License Agreement (EULA).
Click here to view the iPhone "WV 511 Drive Safe" application End User License Agreement (EULA).