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Turnpike launches new, hands-free traffic app

Published On: Sep 01 2011 08:00:00 PM EDT   Updated On: Sep 02 2011 06:41:16 PM EDT

With safety in mind, Pennsylvania Turnpike officials have launched a new smartphone app.

With safety in mind, Pennsylvania Turnpike officials have launched a new smartphone app.

The turnpike released "TRIP Talk" Friday, an application for iPhone and Android users.

It sends audio alerts to travelers when there's a crash, bad weather, or some other problem.

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The turnpike says TRIP Talk is not only convenient but safe since it's a hands-free application.