Getting Around As Safely As Possible…the following links can help!
Since leaving the world of traffic reporting, I rarely hear any traffic reporter give “alternate routes”…or, they’ll say “it’s the usual slowdown” with no detailed information! The following web sites can give you the full picture on traffic, weather – even earthquake activity!
Please get in the habit of checking these traffic sites before heading out the door, so you’ll know what’s really happening out there – and most important – the areas to avoid. Good planning can save you time – and reduce tragedies! Always buckle-up and follow laws made for our safety!
Note: On this site, you’ll also find where’s the cheapest gas, a good car buying site and other helpful information.
TRAFFIC Information & more!
- Traffic Speeds! Click here to see the estimated speeds of traffic on our local freeways: Current San Diego Freeway Speeds – great to check before leaving for your destination or work – be your own traffic reporter! “Know before you go!“
- CHP Traffic Info? Check here for major freeway, and some surface street problems click here: http://cad.chp.ca.gov/traffic.aspx?ddlComCenter=BFCC – in the upper left hand corner make sure it’s the city you need…but if you’re traveling out of San Diego, you can check other cities as well.
- You can also call 5-1-1 for traffic information.
- Caltrans web site to help you calculate your travel time and the best route to take – Travel Time Calculator the icon is in the upper right corner.
- Weather? Latest weather information – click here: San Diego Weather Forecast
- More weather information from the Local Weather from National Weather Service
- Traveling? National Weather Service – – click here: Nat’l Wx Service
- Need Gas? Looking for the cheapest gas?
- Looking to buy a fuel efficient vehicle? Check here: Fuel Economic Buying
- Alternate forms of transportation. To reduce congestion and stress, check this site: San Diego Transit Commute Information
- Power Outage Information from San Diego Gas & Electric http://www.sdge.com/safety/outages/outage-map – surf around for more useful information.
- Looking for certain health or disaster help organizations, especially following firestorm or earthquake – call 2-1-1.
*Make it a SAFE ride – no cell phone use behind the wheel – unless it’s an emergency!
- Did we just have an earthquake? Click here: http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqscanv/
- SanDag – San Diego Association of Governments – SAN DAG -This group watches over San Diego’s growth and design.