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Best traffic apps

We get it, every day, you have to go through hours upon hours of traffic to get to work and back. We know it's tiresome, but don't worry, we have some things that might help you. Vote for the best traffic apps and make others aware! Let's all help each other out to beat the hassle that traffic brings

1.Google Maps

Free download

Google Maps is a user-friendly navigational app that lets you choose and plan your route by public transportation, car, bike, walking, or even taxi. You can also explore areas to find restaurants, supermarkets, and more near you. 

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  • Brandon West

    by Brandon West

    Google Maps is one of the most well-known traffic and map apps. I trust it more than the other apps. It's the most accurate and detailed.

  • Albert Jones

    by Albert Jones

    I'm addicted to Google Maps. I used to use those huge Rand McNally road atlases when I drove across the country, but now, I've got them all on my phon More

  • by Kathy Pierce

    you can never get lost with google Mapps. you can be an adventure without worry of loosing yourself

2.Waze

Free download
Waze is a social and navigational app that enables drivers to build and use live maps, view real-time traffic updates and turn-by-turn navigation for an optimal commute and driving. It also features one-tap navigation for inputted events.

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  • Ralph Douglas

    by Ralph Douglas

    This is one of the best traffics apps you can download! I live in a dinky little mountain town but somehow this app was able to know how busy even the More

  • Nicholas Scott

    by Nicholas Scott

    After being late to work too many times due to traffic, I decided to try the Waze app. Needless to say, you can know what is going on the road all the More

  • Dennis Armstrong

    by Dennis Armstrong

    all road users can use the app for all traffic updates to ensure real time traffic updates

  • Elizabeth Gonzales

    by Elizabeth Gonzales

    This would come in handy. This app would definitely make my driving easier.

3.INRIX Traffic

with in-app purchases

INRIX Traffic is a free app for Android and iOS devices that provides useful information for drivers, about traffic status, navigation issues, and available parking spots.

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  • Tiffany Perez

    by Tiffany Perez

    I needed a traffic app for my iPhone. My friend recommended INRIX Traffic to me. She uses it all the time and it helps her every day on her morning co More

  • Nancy Vasquez

    by Nancy Vasquez

    This is a great app for finding out traffic. it rates 4.5/5 stars. Worth downloading as I think a person would use it often while travelling.

  • Cheryl Carpenter

    by Cheryl Carpenter

    Never have to worry about parking again. This app tells you what's full and where to go before you even get there. It will give you the best route to  More

  • Rakesh Bhatnagar

    by Rakesh Bhatnagar

    This app seems useful because it gets you to your places that you need to be. It is also really good that it doesnt have any ads.

  • Henry Gilbert

    by Henry Gilbert

    My experiences with this app are far and away great. This app has all the standards for map apps, but also quickly figures which roads are busier and  More

  • Jordan Carter

    by Jordan Carter

    traffic signals

4.Sigalert.com

Free download

Sigalert.com is a free app for Android and iOS devices that offers live traffic reports. It provides the road speeds in real time and all kind of customizable alerts to make your driving comfy and safe. It works only in the US.

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  • Olivia Powell

    by Olivia Powell

    Awesome app! I've used it a lot.

  • Brittany Estrada

    by Brittany Estrada

    Personally I think Google Maps already does a pretty good job of alerting you about traffic reports, but if you prefer the customizable alert system t More

  • Rodolfo Nieto

    by Rodolfo Nieto

    This seems a bit more detailed than google maps traffic alerts but I really don't feel like I'd need all my road color coated, it would get confusing  More

  • Jesse Walker

    by Jesse Walker

    Very useful living in a city!

5.Scout GPS Navigation & Meet Up

In-app purchases
Scout GPS Navigation & Meet Up allows people to find a place easily.  With this app, you can also share any location with all your friends, and see their real-time location.



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  • Summer Xia

    by Summer Xia

    Scout is interesting because it is more than just a GPS. It adds the social element so people know where you are. That can be good or bad if you care  More

  • Kevin Pena

    by Kevin Pena

    Scout GPS Navigation & Meet Up is a terrfic app for people who want to keep up with traffic. It also helps you coordinate with others so this app  More

6.VZ Navigator

Varies by plan

VZ Navigator is a free-trial app for both Android and iOS devices in which you can have all the navigation data that you need, full-featured with adaptative maps, custom local searches and streamlined navigation.

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  • Brian Murphy

    by Brian Murphy

    I'll start off with the positives, there was a 30 day free trial so I did not have to waste any of my money on it. The negatives, I have no idea who t More

  • Dorothy Silva

    by Dorothy Silva

    VZ Navigator is not the best traffic app out there. You get a free trial, but then it is $4.99 per month after that. This app is not updated and a lot More

7.Maps

Free download

Apple maps is the reference navigation system for iOS devices. It offers features like in-car navigation, underground station maps, and interactive 3D views. It also comes with proactive suggestions and lane guidance.

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  • Rachel Coleman

    by Rachel Coleman

    Okay this might not be the best traffic app for real-time traffic information but this has the smoothest interface, kudos to Apple for always making it easy for the users. Easy swipe. Calendar integration and many more.

8.MapQuest

With in-app purchases
MapQuest is a free online web app that provides you driving directions. With this app, you can also see any street in detail and travell it virtually.

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  • Linda Munoz

    by Linda Munoz

    I hate getting stuck in traffic especially when it's a long drive from state to state. What I love about this is it gives you access to traffic cameras for actual viewing of traffic conditions.

9.HERE WeGo

Free download
HERE WeGo is a free mobile app designed that makes city navigation easier. With detailed routes, turn-by-turn guidance, including gas prices, and parking places, this app would help you go around anywhere. 

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  • Joyce Carter

    by Joyce Carter

    Another navigation app has entered the fray, and it is a good one, although since most GPS navigation apps have to have features that best Google maps More

  • Simon Wu

    by Simon Wu

    I do not have unlimited data and often have issues with getting low on data. Then I found HERE WeGo, this saved me during the times I needed direction More

  • Alice Lane

    by Alice Lane

    These traffic apps are getting better and better. You can go wrong with them.

10.Glob

Free download

Glob is a navigation app that provides users with real-time information on traffic, speed limits, and police and radar locations. The community of users contribute by reporting information to the app.

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  • Amy Turner

    by Amy Turner

    If you wanna avoid traffic, this works well. It gives you the least congested routes. Side tip: you can anonymously follow a user as long as the user's GPS is turned on

11.Sygic

with in-app purchases

Sygic is a GPS navigation mobile app that can guide you to your destination even without an Internet connection through offline maps. It can also help you to avoid traffic and find the best parking spots for you. 

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  • Bruce Hernandez

    by Bruce Hernandez

    This is basically a free app but if you want to spend more bucks, this is worth the money. You won't be compelled to buy the whole pack of features. The features can be bought individuallly. Recommended as one of the best traffic apps.

12.Scout - GPS Navigation & Maps

with in-app purchases
Scout is a complete online and offline solution, that does not only make mobile navigation, but also global digital maps (including city maps) easier to use and more adaptable to your needs.

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  • Betty Pearson

    by Betty Pearson

    I am always looking for traffic apps for my iphone. It's hard to commute in the mornings. Scout - GPS Navigation and Maps has been a life saver. You c More

  • Ángela Granados

    by Ángela Granados

    I like the fact this is offline too, that comes in handy a lot. Especially when you're in a bad area.

13.ETA

Paid: $2.99 With in-app purchases

ETA - Arrive on time is an app that allows you to monitor traffic and avoid traffic jams. Based on the route you are taking, and the form of transportation, it will give you an estimated time of arrival from any given point to your destination.

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  • Michael Harris

    by Michael Harris

    No one should pay for this app. There are other ways to estimate traffic time for free. This app offers nothing unique.

  • Eugene Watson

    by Eugene Watson

    ETA is a gps and traffic monitoring app for $2.99 for your mobile devices. There are other alternatives like Waze or Google Maps that are better and f More

  • Benjamin Matthews

    by Benjamin Matthews

    ETA is not exactly a map app but it will tell when you're getting to where you're going whether by foot, car. train bike or just about any other mode  More

DID YOU KNOW?

Got stuck in traffic for an hour or two? If it makes you feel better, did you know that the longest traffic jam in history lasted for 12 days? It sounds crazy but this terrific congestion in Beijing stretched up to 62 miles long. Known to be one of the most saturated countries in the world, China was dubbed to be the mother of all traffic jams on August 13, 2010. The ultimate cause of the spike in traffic? The heavy trucks that were headed to Beij ing. To be at least fair, the Beijing-Tibet Expressway where the phenomenon happened was initially dedicated to be used by trucks exclusively. But unfortunately, due to the influx of vehicles, passenger cars started to utilize the said highway. Anyway, on the day of August 13, a huge number of vehicles were traversing the route, alongside trucks that were loaded with construction supplies on the way to Beijing for road work. Hence, a 12-day traffic jam.

Consequently, studies show getting stuck in traffic results in an unfortunate case--the traffic stress syndrome. It is a case where drivers became anxious when they find themselves in the middle of slow-moving traffic. The worst result? Reckless driving, making them press the throttle, leading to vehicular accidents on the road. The most common symptom of this is excessive sweating of the hands. One step of getting away with traffic jam is having the best traffic apps that could help you find an alternate route. Another one is by leaving your car at home and take a carpool instead, or of course, commuting and taking mass transits.

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