Stuck in traffic? Watch video of worse traffic.

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News Posted: Tue, Jun 24 2008 8:54 PM

Los Angeles has a love affair with car chases on TV. But delivering traffic cam footage to your cell phone? That's the idea behind FreeTrafficCams.com, which has rolled out its product in a few cities across the country. From the list of their upcoming cities, they're definitely in the "expansion" mode.

Starting Tuesday, people with the right phones can download the application, then click and pick from more than 270 cameras aimed at the city's streets and highways to view.

By "right phones," by the way, we don't mean the iPhone. That version is coming this summer, 3rd Dimension spokesman Rob Manfredo said.

Some of the cameras will show still pictures and update them often, while others will show live video, Manfredo said. But all have the potential to inform, inspire and enrage.

It should be noted that a large message on the FreeTrafficCams site
says "Warning: Do not Use While Driving," which one would think would
reduce the utility of this application, but considering how much
distraction comes from just talking on a cell phone, it's good advice.



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It should be noted that a large message on the FreeTrafficCams site
says "Warning: Do not Use While Driving," which one would think would
reduce the utility of this application, but considering how much
distraction comes from just talking on a cell phone, it's good advice.
 

 

Yeah thats my thinking too everyone will me pulling over to the side of the road to watch the chases!Matter of fact OJ is past due for a car chase.Maybe he can get over 45mph this time!LOLYes

 

 

 

 

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digitaldd replied on Wed, Jun 25 2008 7:26 AM

you know i think smartphones are a distraction in the car. I got a Blackjack last week and well When I'm looking for an address or something near where I am I'm very tempted to load up the telenav software on my phone or check google maps.

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