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About this app

The West Virginia 511 Drive Safe mobile app provides drivers with audible, hands-free traffic alerts from their smartphone.

Open the app when you get in the car to begin your drive then set the phone aside while driving. The WV 511 Drive safe app will use your phone's speaker and GPS location to provide you with the audible travel advisories near your current location as you drive.

In the settings menu you can customize the app to adjust the advisory replay interval and the number of miles radius for which you are interested in receiving advisories.


While driving you will receive audible updates on nearby construction, crashes, traffic delays, weather advisories and other helpful traveler information on nearby interstates and other high priority roadways while being able to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on the road. The WV 511 Drive Safe app will continue to update you with nearby advisories as your vehicle continues to move.

The application gives you audio player controls for Play, Pause, Stop, Skip, and Replay All.
If the GPS signal is not available the device will utilize the highest precision location tool available (whether it be GPS or cell tower triangulation).

You do not need to register to use this app or to get these alerts. We don't get or record any identifying information about you or your phone. By default, you will be elected into reporting your device-determined speed along with your location to our servers, but you can elect to opt-out from within the application. You must opt-out of this selection each time the application is restarted.

The Technology
The application is based on Information Logistics’ patent pending "Open Microphone Platform", which is a queue-driven streaming technology platform used in combination with your phone's built-in GPS. The data for the system is the WV travel advisory data.

IMPORTANT - Please note that continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

IMPORTANT - NON-GPS DEVICES This application will have some limited functionality on these devices.
Updated on
Jun 8, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

109 reviews
Android Monkey
January 23, 2023
Better off using the browser version than this app. The Twitter feed is the absolute best and I hope that RSS feed makes it to Mastodon soon. This app however is nothing but a data collection system for the DoT. It is a poorly ported version of the website with a confusing GUI. The left menu is a hot mess and only the massive Home icon at the bottom allows you to jump quickly to basically what amounts to the website for mobile view.
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A Google user
October 15, 2019
I don't think people know how to set this app up. Most of the complaints can be fixed in the settings. I had comparable complaints at first, but then learned the setting. Good to go now, better than the website. Which always seems down. Try the settings.
13 people found this review helpful
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A Google user
January 30, 2019
Nearly useless. Poor UI. Worse is that it won't provide map incident details outside the area you're in. So it is useless if you're traveling into WV from PA in a snowstorm, for example.
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What's new

- Bug/Crash fixes
- Feedback bug fixed