The public can now see what the Oklahoma Department of Transportation sees with their 29 traffic cameras in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.
ODOT announced Monday it has given public access to the department's traffic monitoring system. The web site provides pictures of Oklahoma City and Tulsa metro highway and interstate traffic.
The public will be able to access the new traffic monitoring site from any computer with Internet access. Users can view traffic conditions, refreshing less than every two minutes.
After agreeing to user terms, drivers can navigate the site and choose among 17 Oklahoma City camera locations or 12 in Tulsa, each displaying multiple stationary views. From the site, drivers can see traffic conditions and make route decisions based on content.
"This is a monumental step for the public and the department. We are pleased to be able to share images and help motorists with making informed driving decisions. Accessing the Web site before traveling has several benefits such as cutting down on delays, emissions and stress. With the cost of gas on the rise, a few miles saved can make a lot of difference," ODOT Directly Gary Ridley said.
Ridley says the web site will continue to evolve over time, making it even more user-friendly.
The cameras were initially installed to support emergency responders and traffic management personnel, allowing operators to assess situations and reduce incident response time. To access the ODOT traffic monitoring web site, visit www.oktraffic.org.
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