New Report options
Please add following option for reporting:
Hazard -> Weather -> Ice On Road - REALLY important in my country
Hazard -> Weather -> Flooded Road - also REALLY important
Hazard -> On road -> Road Closed ahead - this could be abused, so should be discussed in function
Hazard -> On road -> Dangerous Curve - most are marked by road signs but driver could choose to get extra warning from Waze! for example it would really help when visibility is poor!!
Hazard -> On road -> Dangerous Intersection - maybe Black Point (a point where a lot of accidents happen, so driver should be extra careful)
Police -> Mobile speed cams - REALLY important because very often users junk up map by reporting mobile speed cams as SpeedCams witch stay there forever..
Police -> Mobile Speed Cams often seen here
Police -> Police often seen here - popular enforcement point
Camera -> Red Light and Speed combined camera
And while implementing extra report options... please also provide in a way to individually mute them (or per class)
The more chatter, the more some people will get annoyed.... I drive each day about 120km to work and back and I can't count the number of "vehicles on shoulder" which don't really affect me (but I have no way right now to switch it off without switching off all).
Red Tuxford commented
Need to be able to report this when well past the event. A different class of hazard - LIFE Saver!
Water on road in heavy rain - when you drive through it the first time, the driver will keep the car safe first. Then only have time to report much after.
Need to be able to designate specific lane too.
( would be good to automatically send these to the local road maintenance authority too.)
Differentiate between FIXED speed cams and MOBILE speed traps.
Seems the reporting option is confusing because you have 'both' the 'Camera' option AND the 'Police' option.
My recommendation would be to have the 'Police' option and then the 'Camera' option which would then lead to the next option of MOBILE or FIXED Speed Camera.
This way if we see a Police car/Officer on the road for any other reason than those covered by other report options (speed trap/accident).. then we can cover that with tapping 'Police'.. but if we see either Police (or other) operating a speed trap, then this can be covered with the 'Speed Camera' - 'Mobile' option.
N.B. I will say as well that it would be a very good idea to somehow have a 'Pop-Up' option you can select which alerts you clearly when a MOBILE speed camera trap has ben reported on your route and/or within a certain distance from your location.
2 of your hazzards can be reported using the Voice Command feature - https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=22023
Ashton Stone commented
Also, Animal ON road would be a great one. I understand that animal near shoulder is an option but while traveling from Boston to NYC last week I almost hit a deer on the highway and the best I could do was hazard. There has to be a better way. I understand that you need to limit options because people are driving or passenger but maybe re-think the options and there location.
Heavy rain is definitely a hazard--at highway speeds, it's next to impossible to see beyond the front of the car.
My vote for:
* Add Hazard -> on Road ->Trafic Light not working **** big cause of TrafficJam...
* Add Hazard -> on Road ->people on road
* Add Hazard -> on Road ->Bikes/Biker on road
Edward Lui commented
Definitely a good idea in the UK.
In Brazil we had a recent violence problem due to a GPS system that lead a user into a dangerous area, he was received by gun shots and his wife was killed.
Here, we do need a system that alerts for this kind of violent streets, to be avoided.
Need hazard warning for low bridges for trucks and motohomes
my vote for: Add Hazard Trafic Light not working
June Hess commented
Would like to see an option to turn-off certain hazards. I live in an area with really bad roads and don't need to be reminded where each and every pot holes are.
Add Hazard Trafic Light not working.(Huge problem in South Africa)
Could definitely use "water on road" as a hazard!!! Currently I have to use object on road...unexpected water is a much greater hazard.
Another vote for signal not working & for vehicle stopped on road.
Peter Go commented
Flood on road report is very important , specially in our country.
People are just reporting it thru MAP chat or i reported it as RAIN and added note to it.
Also, i hope waze will consider this hazards for its routing, i was directed to a flooded road, it might have though it wasnt traffic, because nobody was really able to pass thru it! duh!?
Signal not functioning need to be able to be marked.
Option to capture lane in multi lane road to report object hazard etc.
Pop Up Window for a formation of an emergency lane by accidents, so that all Wazer be informed.
This is also very good advertising for Waze!
Mike B commented
I think in addition to snow / ice warnings a "high wind" warning would be very helpful. I'm from the midwest of the USA and some terrain can funnel winds into intense spots which catches some drives off guard. You'll be driving along just fine, cross through a valley perpendicularly and BLAM! a blast of wind hits you from out of nowhere. It can cause semis to be pushed out of their lanes and REALLY causes problems for amateur drivers driving rental trucks like UHauls.