- Associated Press - Thursday, May 12, 2016

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The Baton Rouge city-parish government and state Department of Transportation and Development are partnering with a traffic app to keep tabs on road congestion.

The Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/1QZWFb5) the Waze app allows users to report crashes, backups and other issues which other users can view. The app also tracks the travel speed of drivers to determine which routes are clogged. Users can also tip off fellow drivers of police checkpoints.

The city-parish and state government have agreed to share information on construction, crashes and road closures with Waze. In return, the Google-owned app will turn over its users’ traffic information.

According to Waze, more than 35,000 people use the app in Baton Rouge.

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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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