Last week we learned that getting caught up in bad traffic is one of mankind's biggest frustrations. Here's something to help in that battle, a new mobile app from MnDOT that allows you to monitor traffic, accidents, closures, and conditions from your smartphone.

I downloaded it on my iPhone yesterday and it's pretty cool (and free). You can access road reports (with a zoomable map), traffic speeds, cameras and more. It can be found in both the Apple and Google Play stores.

Nothing to get slow drivers out of the left lane though. Mad Loon scientists are hard at work in the lab still working on that one.