ADOT Alerts is a must-have app for anyone who travels on Arizona’s state highway system. The Arizona Department of Transportation will send real-time travel notifications to your mobile device about major traffic impacts happening around you, helping you save time by avoiding delays. This app isn’t for daily commuting and rush-hour traffic jams – those apps already exist. This app will provide travelers with information on unplanned major traffic impacts, severe weather impacts and public safety events, such as wrong-way vehicles. After receiving the information, drivers can choose to re-route or delay their travel plans, avoiding lengthy delays and potentially dangerous situations.
Here’s a sampling of events that would trigger an alert:
Unplanned highway closure because of a crash.
Severe weather, like a snowstorm, that will impact travel.
Lengthy travel delays on holiday weekends.
Report of a wrong-way vehicle.
You will not be spammed with irrelevant alerts and by turning on your mobile device’s Location Services you will receive only the alerts that are happening around you. We use geofencing to target the recipients of each alert. We can pinpoint and send alerts to mobile devices on a single stretch of highway or the entire state.
Customize your alert settings. You can choose what kind of notifications to receive. And you can set it up so different alerts have different sounds.
You do not have to sign up, register or provide any contact information. Alerts are sent based on the location of your mobile device. You remain 100% anonymous and your privacy is protected.
This app has no advertisements.
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Alerts repeat even after they have been cancelled
Received an alert the other day about I-17 being closed at Sunset Point. When the alert came out later letting us know about I-17 being opened again, it kept being sent. Received it on multiple days.
Received an alert tonight about I-17 closure and I opened it. The same alert keeps pinging me every few minutes.
June, 2020: Still broken. Good if you’re looking to drain your battery; otherwise, look elsewhere.
My intention was to set alerts for a few watched areas so I could be notified of closures or road issues in those areas *in advance* (I.e. before I drive there and find out a road is closed and lose major time discovering it). After all, the app advertises this type of feature. Too bad it doesn’t work that way.
The app keeps nagging me to allow constant GPS tracking in the background, even when I’m not using the app. If I do not allow it that always-tracking permission, then it will not allow me to create any “watched” areas. What a stupid design!
If they need to track my location to provide an alert about a pre-defined “watched” area, then it’s either not giving me advance notice (& requiring me to approach the area before it pushes me an alert) or it’s just a very stupid limitation in the design that will waste considerable battery each day as it seeks GPS locations, particularly when I’m inside a building with no access to a GPS signal.
I was hopeful that in the couple years which have elapsed since other reviewers mentioned similar limitations, that those issues would now have been addressed. Nope! All those old issues are still there… Except I have not seen the advertisement for that coffee gift card (so I guess they have made 1 improvement in the last couple years).
I bet you're all thinking of downloading this so you can get vital traffic and weather alerts, right? Wrong. I'm getting constant advertisements disguised as traffic alerts. Not one actual traffic information yet. And it requires Location services be ALWAYS enabled rather than just when the app is open or in the background, so it maintains a constant gps lock on your phone that unnecessarily and egregiously drains the battery. You can turn that off, but you can't turn off the advert spam without also disabling the so-called safety alerts.
Gross. Bad app. Can't y'all, just once, put aside the greedy hunt for profit and do ONE good thing for people? Something that can make our lives on the roads safer and better? Without trying to sell us things? No? Okay. Don't know why I bothered to ask...
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- Arizona Dept of Transportation
- 6.5 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Age Rating
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.