Want to avoid traffic on your trips? Then make sure you turn traffic on in your Google Maps app. Go into Google maps and choose the layers button (I’ve put a picture of it in the top right of the image). Then you will be given the option of what type of map (satellite, terrain, etc) and can click on the traffic option. Then you will get 2 lines showing on the roads (for both directions), green lines indicate no problems, then orange, then red for slow patches. Depending upon where you are you may also get other indicators for accidents, etc.
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