With Memorial Day weekend upon us, many of us are looking toward an extending weekend with some sort of travel involved.  Living in San Diego, I see plenty of traffic on weekends as this city is a hot spot for tourists.  What do I hate most about driving?  Traffic.

Google’s latest update to their Maps app, brings new traffic alerts to help you avoid traffic jams.  When you input a destination, Google Maps will give an explanation of upcoming traffic conditions which will help you select the fastest route saving you time and minimizing your head aches.  Once on the road, Maps will give you a notification if there is traffic ahead, and it will tell you how long the delay will be, while giving you an alternative to avoid said traffic.  This is one of those updates that seems insignificant, but once you start using it I am sure you won’t be able to go back to standard maps.

If you are traveling this weekend, please drive safe and have a happy Memorial Day.

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