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New Traffic Service Hopes to End Frustration

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New Traffic Service Hopes to End Motorist’s Frustration

A new service for frustrated motorists has been launched in the Wellington region. The telephone based service called 0900 Delay (0900 33529) is the result of months of research into how to get information to motorists about delays and hold-ups when they need it.

Wellington and Kapiti have been chosen for the launch of the service because of the unique position that motorists find themselves in when travelling in and out of the Capital. Despite several major roading projects the road to Wellington still remains single lane in several places and delays continue to be inevitable.

The service will provide immediate access to information on delays, accidents and other information that could effect travelling times. Research has shown that motorists caught in traffic jams want to know how long they are expected to be held up – even if they can’t find an alternative route.

By calling 0900 Delay (0900 33529) motorists can hear up to the minute travel and commuting information whenever they need it. The service providers use technology extensively to gather the information and that information is recorded so that it is available immediately to callers.

In the past Police and motorists alike have voiced frustration at not being able to get information to motorists about alternative routes or delays and this has contributed at times to the increased delay. 0900 Delay is hoped to relieve some frustration by supplying a central point where immediate information is accessible by anyone with a phone or mobile phone.

0900 Delay is operating now. Calls to 0900 Delay (0900 33529) cost $1.65 per minute.

ENDS

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