Change the "watch out" alert.
I think it would be beneficial to change the way Waze gives alerts. The automated voice says "Watch out" and it's for a vehicle on the shoulder like 2 miles a head of you, or for a cop or something in the middle of the freeway. When Waze alerts about these issues, it always makes my heart drop. Imagine you are on the rode at night and your passenger, says "WATCH OUT" very loud, it would frighten anyone, and the last person you want to be scared is the driver. Maybe something less urgent, for non urgent alerts, like "alert" or something that doesn't sound as immediate.
Donna Valentine commented
My adrenaline spikes every. Freaking. Time. I hate it. "Caution" would be much better. My anxiety thanks you.
I agree, the watch out part is a waste. We know to watch out. More helpful would be ‘vehicle on left (or right) shoulder ahead so we are prepared, especially with the Florida ‘move over’ law.
I always "Watch out" - that's what driving is about. I absolutely HATE the "Watch Out" prefix. That's what I'm doing. If I didn't 'watch out' I'ld hit the car in front, miss a turning, drive off the road...