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"Both lanes" reporting option

Add a "both lanes" option when reporting traffic jams, hazards, and accidents affecting both directions of travel at the same time.

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    Konrad SkeriKonrad Skeri shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I dont necessarily believe jn a 'both' lane option but l STRONGLY believe in a 'opposite direction' option: today an accident caused full stop traffic on the Merritt in CT. Knowing the road well, often this causes dangerous conditions because of the very many bends in the road. People will have to go from 75 to stop without much or any warming. I could have easily warned opposing traffic. Unfortunately police here does not use a unit to slowly back up on the shoulder, warning oncoming traffic of the jam ahead. So why dont we and make it safer? So: default is our direction but make an option for the 'other' lane. Thanks for WAZE!

      • Quinn ConradQuinn Conrad commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Example, a cop sitting in between both lanes clocking both sides. Only one side gets the alert unless there is two reports. But that cludders the map unnecessarily.

      • RichardRichard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Reporting other direction hazards can help save lives when a car is stalled in lanes/shoulders, or road debris people will run over and cause damage for example a blown tire laying across lanes and things that fall off trucks.

      • Mark KomorowskiMark Komorowski commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be very helpful to be able to specify which lane/s, shoulder, or direction/s are affected by any report.

      • Kent SmithKent Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The Police reports should always notify both directions of traffic. They may be sitting on one side of the road, but they can easily go after cars on the other side of the road. Therefore the "other side" option should not be who gets warned, but should be changed to where they are located so you can confirm or remove the report if they are gone when you pass.

      • Anthony RauchAnthony Rauch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I like the idea of adding a left, middle, right lane for objects in road. It would be nice to know if that object in the road is in my lane or not.

      • MaybeAfterLunchMaybeAfterLunch commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This would also be useful at or near intersections where a report affects "All Directions" for major accidents, speed/seatbelt checkpoints (police), vehicle stopped in road, etc.

        I have seen instances where other Wazers have driven through an intersection in all four directions, sending four seperate reports, in order to alert Wazers approaching from any direction.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        i've found a few feature requests related to this but the idea of this request goes beyond the scope of the subject line. Since the 4.x upgrade on iOS removing the ability to report events on the other side of the road, waze has become completely WORTHLESS. However, THEY ARE PUNISHING those of us who have NOT UPGRADED by not giving us our points for driving and reporting events even though other users can see them and thank us for them. Recently, before i downgraded back to 3.9.x, I was driving and noticed and accident and traffic completely stopped on the other side of the road. I was not able to alert other wazers to the situation because the option was removed from the new 4.x version. There were other wazers en route to that area but none there at the time so i was not able to help them because i was on the current 4.x version. Until it is restored, or they at lest restore our points, i'm staying on v3.9 so I can help other wazers (which used to be the purpose of this app) and will be getting my points through WME.

      • Ed Dougherty, PhiladelphiaEd Dougherty, Philadelphia commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I'm fully agreeing that the 'both lanes' option should be restored, for all the reasons mentioned here (and some I didn't think of). But just for clarity, it does exist - that is, it wasn't taken away - for reporting police. That's stayed the same.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The latest version, 4.0.0.3, REMOVED this option. PLEASE bring it back. Heavy traffic reports and routing around traffic are now totally useless and unreliable on WAZE. It WAS one of it's best navigation features!!

        I'm talking about the ability to report traffic in EITHER DIRECTION. Currently the change reports traffic for BOTH directions ONLY.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The latest version, 4.0.0.3, REMOVED this option. PLEASE bring it back. Heavy traffic reports and routing around traffic are now totally useless and unreliable on WAZE. It WAS one of it's best navigation features!!

      • JayRodJayRod commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed! Was thinking it would be great to be able to report something that is in the median of a highway that would affect both lanes of traffic.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes - just came here to post the same suggestion. When we toggle between my side and other side, there could be a "both sides" and/or "median" option. Both sides may make more sense as others have pointed out; weather will not happen just on one side or in the median!! Haha

      • Denilson SáDenilson Sá commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Things such as fog or rain almost always apply to both directions, it makes little sense to select a lane in those cases.

      • Bob BuranichBob Buranich commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        specially with Police!!! just because they are on one side does not mean they aint looking at both sides!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Completely agree! It would also be especially useful for police traps. Around here they like to sit in the grass median measuring speed from both directions.

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