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Monday, August 22, 2011
Don’t let roadworks stress you out – choose AVOID!
Don’t let roadworks stress you out – choose AVOID!

According to a recent survey, drivers in the UK lose an average of 80 hours per year sitting in traffic jams caused by road construction and maintenance. Summer months are typically the high season for roadworks, and driving can be a real nightmare for anyone who doesn’t know the city like the back of their hand. British drivers would surely rather spend this time (more than three days in all!) at the seaside than stuck behind the wheel. In most countries, regular road maintenance is scheduled for the end of the summer holiday season – which translates into many hours of traffic jams every day.

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Besides increased fuel consumption, these delays can fray nerves, resulting in impatience and frustration, which might tempt drivers to break the speed limit or run through red lights if they can see a clear road ahead.

City councils have initiated efforts to diminish the negative effects of road maintenance. In California, for example, construction companies work 24 hours a day to minimize the time roadworks take, but the complaint is that working around the clock results in higher costs. Another solution was adopted by the city of New York where workers temporarily cover construction sections during rush hour to reduce bottlenecks. While the optimal solution remains to be discovered, isn’t there something you can do to get around this problem?

If you use a smart navigation solution on your iPhone such as iGO primo app, you can easily circumnavigate any road or road section that you wish to avoid. Under Avoidances in the menu you can:
- Avoid Special Sections
- Avoid Route Ahead
- Avoid Specific Road
- Restore Original Route


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A convenient map overview displays the route variants for you and calculates the detour length in time and distance. All that’s left for you to do is click Accept. If you know there are going to be roadworks along your route, or if you can see a long tailback on the road ahead, help is now at hand for you to choose a good alternative!

Enjoy your journey and avoid congestion with iGO primo app on your iPhone; available in 25 regional editions from your local App Store. For more information, please visit www.igomyway.com and watch the demo here.


new avoid features iGO primo PND satnav GPS ios5 iphone5

new avoid features iGO primo PND satnav GPS ios5 iphone5

new avoid features iGO primo PND satnav GPS ios5 iphone5




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