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We cover U.S. road vacations and worldwide traffic and road conditions, traffic laws, DWI laws, speed traps, gas/petrol station locators, and GPS car navigation systems in this topic.  

For visitors from other countries who plan to drive in the United States, please see the box at the bottom of this page.
 For comprehensive safety advice and links, see Road Trip America's Defensive Driving Page.

For Driving, road and car vacations, see our Driving Vacation page.

 
 
 
Traffic and Road Conditions
Here are sites with real-time traffic and road conditions for some countries of the world. For English-speaking users, use Google's Free Translate a Webpage Service to translate the page if it has the language you want to translate. Open Translate a Webpage and the country webpage and cut and paste the country webpage URL into the Google Translate a Webpage box. 
 
Australia Main Roads  Northern Territory and South Australia
New South Wales  includes Sydney
Outback Roads  South Australia
Main Roads  Western Australia
Canada Highwayconditions.com  excellent coverage for Canada and the United States.
Europe France
Mexico Mexican Road Hazards
United Kingdom Traffic England and Traffic Scotland
United States National Traffic and Road Closure Information excellent, up to date information by state.
Highwayconditions.com 
excellent coverage for the United States and Canada.
Traffic.com 
national coverage
Yahoo - Traffic and Road Condition websites

 

Traffic Laws Worldwide
Some websites covering traffic laws in the United States and worldwide.
 
United States DMV.ORG -  by state, very comprehensive.
Worldwide Wikipedia article - Traffic laws Worldwide  This is their Category List under that topic - about 50 articles

 

DWI Laws Worldwide
Driving While Intoxicated laws for the United States and worldwide.
 
United States 1 800 DUI LAWS - The best website we have found that covers all aspects of driving drunk - laws, lawyers, etc.
Wikipedia article - Drunk Driving (United States)
Other Countries USA DOT/NHTSA List of DWI Laws of many countries of the world.
Wikipedia article - Driving Under The Influence worldwide DWI laws

 
Speed Traps Worldwide
Speed traps in the United States and worldwide.  Some of these sites offer inputs to digital map products.
 
United States SRO Magazine - Speed Traps -  by state
SpeedTrap Exchange
Bear Trap Guide 
speed traps on interstate highways, by Interstate Number (e.g. I-75).
Other Countries SpeedTrap Exchange   Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico
Wikipedia article - Speed Traps Worldwide worldwide speed trap information
Speed Traps - South Africa The most popular speed trap website in South Africa.

 

Gas Station Locator
Here are websites to find the nearest gas station for some major oil companies in the world. Some country gas station websites will be in the country's native language.  For English-speaking users, use Google's Free Translate a Webpage Service to translate the page if it has the language you want to translate. Open Translate a Webpage and the country webpage and cut and paste the country webpage URL into the Google Translate a Webpage box. 
 
United States MapQuest - Find Any Gas Station in United States.  Also lowest priced gas in your area.
   
ARCO United States Station Locator
BP BP Worldwide Station Locator  Select your country first
Chevron United States Station Locator
Citgo United States Station Locator
Conoco United States Station Locator
Esso Esso Station Locator - Canada
Exxon/Mobil Exxon/Mobil Station Worldwide Locator  Select a Region first if not the USA or Canada
Jet Jet U.K. Locator  in U.K.
Phillips 66 United States Station Locator
Shell Shell Worldwide Station Locator  Select by country
Texaco Texaco Worldwide Station Locator  Select by country.
Total Total United Kingdom Station Locator    ● Total Worldwide

 

Car Navigation Systems
Here are websites related to digital maps and GPS car navigation systems.   The L.A. Times has some good articles on car GPS navigation.
MapQuest MapQuest Mobile Products - Navigator, Mobile, Send To Cell, MapQuest for Mobile Web
Amazon.com GPS Car Navigation Systems 
NexTag GPS Portable Navigation Systems  Comparison shopping
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