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Webcams for traffic monitoring increasingly popular

The use of webcams to monitor traffic information is becoming increasingly popular.

Live cams operated by the Austrian motorway authority the ASFINAG which record the conditions on Austrian roads have been clicked on average 2.8 million times a month over the last year.

In comparison to 2011 the usage of the webcams doubled to almost 33 millions clicks.

Commuters and tourists alike use the webcams to check how busy the roads are when planning their routes.

The live pictures have been available on the ASFINAG website since 2005.

There is also an app for smartphones which can be downloaded to track the traffic live from the phone.

See here: http://www.asfinag.at/webcams

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