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California Road Report

California Road Report

Adam Levy

California Traffic, CHP, chain control, rest stops, and highway cameras

4.0 Ratings 2K+ Reviews 50K+ Downloads

Ratings & Reviews

4.0
1.7K+ Ratings
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  2. 4
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  • Update May 19, 2019

    By RedD276
    Ever since the update it is not very good. in a week I use this app prob over 300x a week in my work field and so do my co workers they also are complaining, we all know it will not be changed back but it’s worth a try I will be uninstalling it unless you provide a link to get rid of update again it’s not as it needs to be I’m involved in Law-Enforcement so pretty much a tool for us!!
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  • Jan 22, 2021

    By roger nelson
    Updated review: initially I experienced problems with the subscription notifications. However, the developer worked through the problems and resolved the quickly. App works great. Highly recommended
  • Still love this app Dec 29, 2020

    By I throw 99
    I finally opened this app for the first time this season to check chain control and was surprised to discover the subscription model had been implemented for things that were usually free. I initially balked, for about five minutes... then remembered that I had been using the app for years for free, so the small yearly fee didn’t seem unreasonable and I signed up. I live in the mountains, so I normally use this app for chain control notifications and CHP incidents along the long mtn highways to prevent me from driving to the bottom of the mountain, only to discover a crash and closed road at the bottom. It works great, especially in driving mode when it reads the incidents out to you. The app does other things too, but I’ve never used those features so I don’t know how well they work. But if you live or travel in snowy conditions, this is the easiest way to find chain conditions, and is well worth the yearly fee for this feature alone.
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  • Oct 25, 2020

    By dave kuertz
    Update 01/17/2020. Rolled back by Dev, all working as before!! Thank you for watching the reviews! DOA today's update 01/16/2020 has broken the app. "Update to the newest version" does not work! 10/20/2020 update doesn't stream the cameras. Please revert, the streaming video was very helpful especially with all the fires.
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  • Love this app! Jan 17, 2020

    By Anderld47
    I’ve had this app on my phone for many years. Prior to downloading it I had the CHP site bookmarked to a screen, but had to deal with full site info on a small screen. Over the years this thing just keeps getting better. Traffic incidents (including response times and actions), rest stop locations (and whether opened or closed), chain requirements, traffic cameras (many of them live streaming), and road closures. If an incident isn’t showing on this app it is also absent on the CHP incident page. All this information is available on various sites if one takes the trouble to hunt for it, but it’s all here in an easy to use app. This app has had some ups and downs, but the developer responds to questions and suggestions in a timely manner and puts effort into its improvement. Personally, I end up wasting short stretches of time looking at the various traffic cams...especially during snow events.
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  • Jan 18, 2019

    By greg haines
    I like the old version a lot better this one is completely useless. I do not live in the Bay Area so why am I seeing everything in the Bay Area. stupid idea to change something right in the middle of winter when I really want to see chain controls. whoever decided to change this should be let go.
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  • Jan 18, 2019

    By Benjamin Martinez
    this is a very bad update you can't get to the web cams cause sometimes i perfer to look at the road conditions instead of hearing about them the app is not showing cameras on any road. i perfer the way it was as a truck driver its nice to see what I'm driving into.
    more
  • Disappointed May 18, 2019

    By Calin8v
    I originally switched to this app years ago because the other app stopped working. Are used this out in the field and it was working great… Nice and brainless. You turn it on, you get your info, you turn it off. However, the developer redesign the app and it seems like it takes forever to load and only 1/4 of the time it actually works the way it supposed to. I had to download another app just so I could have something at work. And after several updates over several months, seems to be the same. This app is now officially deleted off my phone.
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  • Jul 13, 2020

    By Mike D
    This app is very inaccurate. It use to work great a few months ago. Now it's garbage. And I've removed it and installed it several times. Still doesn't work. There are also no new updates. I have the current update.
  • Not up to date information Dec 1, 2019

    By AffectiveArtiste
    Response to developer response: Not only was I “centered” on the highway, I was working and attempting to inform customers of the chain control conditions. The app is up to date with chain controls tonight but a night such as last night (11/29) with the chain control dynamic and moving, your app is slow to catch up. I can’t recommend it to travelers again until I see marked improvement. This app is great for viewing hwy cameras but it is severely lacking in up to date locations of chain controls. For that use, it’s pretty useless and I’ll be searching for a better app.
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  1. Wondering about road or traffic conditions? Just use California Road Report to find everything you need to know
  2. View CHP incidents, chain control, rest stops, highway cameras, and CalTrans road conditions in the state of California
  3. Get a quick snapshot of the state of most highways in California with 500+ state highway cameras

Reviewed by Kaylin on November 26, 2018

  • Still love this app Dec 29, 2020

    By I throw 99
    I finally opened this app for the first time this season to check chain control and was surprised to discover the subscription model had been implemented for things that were usually free. I initially balked, for about five minutes... then remembered that I had been using the app for years for free, so the small yearly fee didn’t seem unreasonable and I signed up. I live in the mountains, so I normally use this app for chain control notifications and CHP incidents along the long mtn highways to prevent me from driving to the bottom of the mountain, only to discover a crash and closed road at the bottom. It works great, especially in driving mode when it reads the incidents out to you. The app does other things too, but I’ve never used those features so I don’t know how well they work. But if you live or travel in snowy conditions, this is the easiest way to find chain conditions, and is well worth the yearly fee for this feature alone.
    more
  • Oct 25, 2020

    By dave kuertz
    Update 01/17/2020. Rolled back by Dev, all working as before!! Thank you for watching the reviews! DOA today's update 01/16/2020 has broken the app. "Update to the newest version" does not work! 10/20/2020 update doesn't stream the cameras. Please revert, the streaming video was very helpful especially with all the fires.
    more
  • Love this app! Jan 17, 2020

    By Anderld47
    I’ve had this app on my phone for many years. Prior to downloading it I had the CHP site bookmarked to a screen, but had to deal with full site info on a small screen. Over the years this thing just keeps getting better. Traffic incidents (including response times and actions), rest stop locations (and whether opened or closed), chain requirements, traffic cameras (many of them live streaming), and road closures. If an incident isn’t showing on this app it is also absent on the CHP incident page. All this information is available on various sites if one takes the trouble to hunt for it, but it’s all here in an easy to use app. This app has had some ups and downs, but the developer responds to questions and suggestions in a timely manner and puts effort into its improvement. Personally, I end up wasting short stretches of time looking at the various traffic cams...especially during snow events.
    more
  • Aug 30, 2019

    By Eric Moser
    This is the best app for California road conditions. I am a professional driver and I use this app religiously. As a trucker, I often had people ask me while stuck in traffic "what is going on?" This is because just like police, we use radios to communicate with each other and information is relayed to other truckers. Now, you don't have to ask anybody, you can find out yourself with this easy to use app.
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  • Great and really helpful! May 19, 2019

    By Gram1315
    Update: Nice to get a response from the developer indicating he’s working on updating this app. The highway camera feature has been restored. Thanks! . . . . WHERE ARE THE HIGHWAY CAMERAS?!?! This app WAS great until I installed the latest update yesterday. Now when I select highway cameras, there’s nothing there (says “0”) I really relied on the visual especially of those highways in the high country. Such a bummer not to have them. Please bring them back! I downloaded this app the other day as we were planning a trip over Donner Summit and I wanted to stay on top of the road conditions. Each time I checked, the info was current with the requirement for chains/snow tires and the storm conditions. The app is easy to navigate. You choose from the list of either interstate highways, state highways or other roads. You then get up to the minute conditions. Perfect! I also like that you can link to the highway cameras that are available for that highway to get a visual of conditions. Also, information is provided for rest stops and what amenities are available. Thanks for a great, reliable app!!
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  • Jan 22, 2021

    By roger nelson
    Updated review: initially I experienced problems with the subscription notifications. However, the developer worked through the problems and resolved the quickly. App works great. Highly recommended
  • Feb 1, 2019

    By A Google user
    UPDATE 2/1/19: What a difference a week makes. Today's update fixed the issues. Very useful for anyone traveling around the state. No need to pile on, other reviews say it all. It was a great app until the latest update. Uninstalled.
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  • Jan 22, 2019

    By Paul Adamson
    I rely heavily on this app. It shows the active incidents in CHP CAD. When it's up, I give it 5 stars, but the app is occasionally down, and that's frustrating. The latest update really seemed to throw a wrench into the spokes for several days.
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  • Feb 15, 2019

    By Cassie Patrick
    CARR is so helpful in my winter travels, it shows me chain requirements, road incidents, my favorite the highway cameras (so I can check for snow), and much more. The new version now that the glitches have been worked out is awesome.
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  • Feb 2, 2019

    By Christopher Brasted
    I appreciated the acknowledgement of the mistake from the recent update. Now that the issue was fixed, it is back to being a very good app. Although I still liked the original version better.
  • Update May 19, 2019

    By RedD276
    Ever since the update it is not very good. in a week I use this app prob over 300x a week in my work field and so do my co workers they also are complaining, we all know it will not be changed back but it’s worth a try I will be uninstalling it unless you provide a link to get rid of update again it’s not as it needs to be I’m involved in Law-Enforcement so pretty much a tool for us!!
    more
  • Feb 8, 2019

    By Richard Morrison
    horrible update made a clunky bad app even more horrible. use state apps all over the west and this one is now the worst. Update: It now works still a little on the slow side but you can now see chain controls and road info.
  • Jul 18, 2019

    By C G
    Hey Adam, Please make the Android version work like the Apple version... so you can set an area/perimeter that will alert you.... thank you very much!
  • Aug 16, 2019

    By ben m
    this app works good on my iPhone, but on my Samsung galaxy it stinks. I passed an accident yet the app on Samsung showed all clear.
  • Driving Mode Change Oct 24, 2019

    By Hannah banana 🍌💩🤗🙂
    The recent version of driving mode no longer has the miles filter. I wish it would go back to the ability to set a filter like 5 miles and 10 miles. The new closet setting could stay as a choice but the ability to have those original settings made this app great!
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  • Disappointed May 18, 2019

    By Calin8v
    I originally switched to this app years ago because the other app stopped working. Are used this out in the field and it was working great… Nice and brainless. You turn it on, you get your info, you turn it off. However, the developer redesign the app and it seems like it takes forever to load and only 1/4 of the time it actually works the way it supposed to. I had to download another app just so I could have something at work. And after several updates over several months, seems to be the same. This app is now officially deleted off my phone.
    more
  • Jan 16, 2020

    By Sarah Kahl
    I have uninstalled and reinstalled the app. There is nothing that says there is an update. My phone is set up to do automatic updates. Maybe this is why things dont work. Maybe the update is bad.
  • Mar 3, 2020

    By monique robledo
    Nothing is updated I look for road conditions on the fwy and it says there is nothing poster and when I go there there are nothing but Lanes closed and constructions everywhere bad app
  • No more notifications Nov 22, 2020

    By Toobusy9561
    Loved this app until a few weeks ago when we (husband has it too) stopped getting notifications about CHP incidents. Looking at the update info, it seems this has now been moved to a “paid recurring subscription” option. Since I’m not big on opening an app every 20 mins to see what’s new (as opposed to getting a Lock Screen notification), this app is no longer useful to me. I’d pay a one time fee but not a monthly/yearly subscription fee just to get notifications.
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  • Good app, but incorrect info Apr 15, 2019

    By Mike in Atascadero
    I have enjoyed this app & the help it gives when we are traveling Due to health issues I am having, it seems that we are making 3-4 hour one way trips several times a month. During these trips, I need to plan bathroom breaks. Incorrect info on I5 Rest Stops impacts me; when the rest stop is closed for months, yet the app shows it is open, well, that “hurts”. I have tried to send an email to the app developer, but it comes back Undeliverable. Ouch!!
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  • Jan 18, 2019

    By greg haines
    I like the old version a lot better this one is completely useless. I do not live in the Bay Area so why am I seeing everything in the Bay Area. stupid idea to change something right in the middle of winter when I really want to see chain controls. whoever decided to change this should be let go.
    more
  • Jan 18, 2019

    By Benjamin Martinez
    this is a very bad update you can't get to the web cams cause sometimes i perfer to look at the road conditions instead of hearing about them the app is not showing cameras on any road. i perfer the way it was as a truck driver its nice to see what I'm driving into.
    more
  • Jul 13, 2020

    By Mike D
    This app is very inaccurate. It use to work great a few months ago. Now it's garbage. And I've removed it and installed it several times. Still doesn't work. There are also no new updates. I have the current update.
  • Not up to date information Dec 1, 2019

    By AffectiveArtiste
    Response to developer response: Not only was I “centered” on the highway, I was working and attempting to inform customers of the chain control conditions. The app is up to date with chain controls tonight but a night such as last night (11/29) with the chain control dynamic and moving, your app is slow to catch up. I can’t recommend it to travelers again until I see marked improvement. This app is great for viewing hwy cameras but it is severely lacking in up to date locations of chain controls. For that use, it’s pretty useless and I’ll be searching for a better app.
    more
  • Use to use this. It’s crap now. Jun 29, 2019

    By Lc1989
    I use this use this in the course of my dispatching as I am a tow truck dispatcher. It provided great updates for my drivers during the course of their calls. Now I can’t even find an incident that is actually IN our area. The stupid map circle doesn’t work. I do not need to know what in the world is occurring in South Lake Tahoe. I need to know my immediate area like I use too. Please spare me the cookie cutter reply I’ve seen on every review. You broke something that didn’t even require fixing. A lot of people relied on this app. I’ll be looking for a different app. -a disappointed dispatcher
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