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
Heather Johnson commented
Can't agree more on "flooding." In a coastal, low-lying area, this is crucial.
Mike O' commented
Like the recommendation for "Weather" Hazard. Add the option to include more prominent things like "Tornado", "Blizzard", "Flooding" and so on.
Tim Johnson commented
++1 on ice or black-ice on roadway after this past week in Dallas area. I kept trying to find it in Hazards & Weather - not there. Very surprised. I would have LOVED to know when I was coming up on an icy patch.
These all seem rather easy to add in the existing report options and shouldn't be a difficulty for the Waze team... I'm a bit surprised that this is still "Under review" since August 2012...
Traction Report> Flooded, Ice, Wind, Visibility
I dont know why WAZE cant pickup the direction automatically (if not then manual can still be available) in which i travel to report a road issue. For the last kilometer I have been tracked (on long roads) going North. Then if a accident, then perhaps it could list Heading North (N) South(S) or NE etc. or could that be a problem.
Hazard -> On Road -> Pot Hole (good idea thats been mentioned)
Traffic Lights out> Manned by Traffic officer to assist flow or not.
Traffic Lights Out> Manned /Unmanned
Report> Pave> Gravel Road (for rural and 3rd world countries)
Map Issue> Traffic Alterations> Speed Bumps
Will have to put a low, medium, high pitch discription to indicate the severity of the speed bump/hump.
chicane ( one at a time traffic bottle neck)
I write from South Africa and we have acknowledge areas by office road side to indicate high traffic accident area. Could you either:
a) look at gps stats and reporting on a specific proneness to accidents. maybe even overlay weather map to determine conditions and trends relating to various conditions.
b) formal law indicators of such areas
c) and having very long and straight roads in South Africa certain roads are marked with tyre noise grooves to assure your awake over long distance. Perhaps mark long roads with Caution Fatigue signs.
There are a million things one can suggest but lets see if as basic as possible we can make WAZE effective as possible.
Emergency parking would be great
Michael Owens commented
Hazard -> Weather ->Wind driving a Artic (lorry) wind is the biggest hazard, as if is suddenly there then not
Add: Hazard>On road>Pedestrian
Add: Hazard>On road>Hitch-Hiker
There also doesn't seem to be the option for reporting construction in the shoulder. This happens a lot and should be added.
Just a quick note: it is not a bad idea to create Slippery road instead of ice or oil on road hazard.
As slippery road can be applied to much more hazards!
Ice on road and water on road reports are critical and would increase adoption in the US mid-west where its lacking. If only one option could be provided and I had to pick - I would pick ice!
I also second the Ice on road and flooded road options - this winter I have had many occasions to report those and have had to instead use Snow or Rain respectively then add a description or comment (not very safe)
Tim C. commented
I was shocked to find that there was no way to report ice on the road. This is far and away one of the most hazardous driving conditions. Right now, the only way to communicate that to other drivers is "Hazard -> On Road -> Object on Road, and then TYPE (oh, yeah, THAT's safe to do in icy conditions) "Ice on the road". This is a huge oversight, Waze. Please, fix it.
Abner Perry commented
Hazard -> On Road -> Rubberneckers
Please add DISABLED VEHICLE to the "In Lane" reporting option. This is especially important when traveling at high speeds on freeways. As much as I don't want to run over already dead ROADKILL or flatten some other OBJECT, it's far more important to avoid slamming into a stalled car at 65 mph.
Duane Falls commented
For towing a trailer, driving an RV or just a taller vehicle it would be nice to add a "High Winds" hazard option. Many times I can wait it out or change my route accordingly.
Road closed: Also, this could be set as reported or unreported in case it is a personal need or preference.
Road closed is very important. If the only other route is a long distance then choosing routes will not select another viable route.