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Congested roads: don’t get stuck in traffic!

Michelin
 - 29/07/2020

Whether you’re taking off or returning from holiday, you will be confronted with the same problem: avoiding getting stuck in traffic jams. The best solution is to call upon all of ViaMichelin’s services.

Take your time to select the best route
. Fill in your departure and arrival destinations and, possibly, anywhere you intend to stop along the way; 
. Opt for a Discovery route if you have time to avoid the main roads;
. ViaMichelin will offer you a selection of possible routes, indicating the cost, the distance covered and the duration of each. Compare routes and decide which one suits you best.
 
Keep tabs on your holiday budget
. By filling in your vehicle’s details in the route options, you can customise the cost of each trip with the actual consumption of your vehicle;
. For each route proposed, ViaMichelin provides a detailed breakdown: cost per person, fuel costs on and off motorways, toll costs and sticker costs if applicable.
. NEW! Need to fill up along the way? Don’t choose at random! ViaMichelin indicates the price of fuel at the service stations along your route. 
 
Anticipate pauses
. For each proposed route, you can easily decide where to take a break: display lay-bys, restaurants and even hotels for an overnight halt.
 
When should you hit the road? 
. Consult real-time traffic conditions for the day of departure and decide when best to start depending on the traffic. Sometimes just 30 minutes earlier or later can make your journey that much more pleasant.
 
On the road, don’t get stuck in traffic thanks to the ViaMichelin application
. The GPS suggests route changes depending on the evolution of traffic conditions. You can decide to follow the GPS’s recommendations or stick to your original route.
 
 
Happy motoring with ViaMichelin!
 
 
 
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