Travel Safety Info to Appear on Screens Around Iceland

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Travel Safety Info to Appear on Screens Around Iceland

By Zoë Robert
Road 65 in Kervík, the West Fjords

Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

Thirty screens with travel safety information will be set up at the main tourist spots around Iceland. The monitors are part of a new information system called Safe Travel, ruv.is reports. 

The screens will be installed at large information centers, transportation centers, airports, large hotels and gas stations. Preparation for the project involved extensive consultation with the Icelandic Met Office, the Civil Protection Agency, the tourism industry and the Icelandic Road Administration.

A statement from ICE-SAR search and rescue called the new system a revolution in providing information to tourists in Iceland. Providing information to visitors is an important tool in accident prevention, particularly in a country where weather conditions can change rapidly.

The screens will include warnings, weather forecasts, travel tips, the 112 national emergency number and road conditions via webcam.

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