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Already An Expert? Just click here: FRIENDLY CABS TRAVEL MAP

Sometimes you’ll want to plan a trip around the island or maybe to the UK mainland (and beyond) and you’ll want to check the route to see if there are any roadworks or road closures that might slow you down. Now you can! is an international supplier of traffic data and they can show you a live map of your area or of many territories around the world, and on that map you’ll see any roads that might cause you problems. You can also select whether you want to see data from today, over the next two weeks, three months or twelve months. We use this map daily and now, so can you!

Here’s how to access the map:


or from our HomePage, hover over NEWS/LIVE STATUS in our main navigation bar and click on “FRIENDLY CABS TRAVEL UPDATES MAP” from the drop down menu.

2. You’ll then see the following map page, though it may show you the UK map instead of the Isle of Wight map. Below is the Isle of Wight Map. When you arrive on this page you MUST accept cookies or it will be unable to log your current location.

3. In the top left of the image above you can see the text: “click here”. Click the location button to the right of that text. We’ve highlighted the button with a square red border.

4. The map will now zoom in on your exact location. To view the entire Isle of Wight, use the “zoom in/zoom out” button in the bottom left of the map.

5. If you want to search anywhere else in the UK, US or Europe, type in that location in the search bar, which is located to the left of the “click here” text in the top right of the image above.

6. Click on any of the travel update symbols shown on the map and a description of that event will pop up. If there are several events in the same area, they will all be listed. See the image below:

7. When you see the update you’d like in-depth information about, click it and you’ll see a full description. See the image below:

8. When you’ve used this map once you’ll find it extremely easy to use. Please bookmark this Friendly Cabs page to find it whenever you need it!


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