Create a Report category for "Faulty Traffic Lights"
Traffic lights are a major cause of traffic delays when out. Currently there is no way to report this specific problem.
Matt Schultz commented
This idea has been around for too long...can we please get this implemented? I came across it multiple times this morning.
I note that the suggestion was initially posted in 2012!!! And still no response. Faulty traffic lights remains is major problem/concern in South Africa, and almost certainly determines which route is to be chosen on any given day.
All of the previous posts are wholeheartedly supported.
PLEASE add this function to whole Application.
Rich L commented
As editors, we frequently get URs reporting malfunctioning lights.
Okay, thanks. I can't do anything about a problem with a light that you drove through 4 days ago.
Some people believe that government agencies use Waze to find problems.
Evan Nekuda commented
this would be awesome! after storms we always have tons of them out and they really hurt the traffic, with this you could see why!
It's a big cause of traffic and need their own option to show, also, on TrafficJam Reports at Twitter... ;-)
Mike Hammett commented
John Ostrowick commented
please will waze add this... I'm all out of votes, but count this! Our traffic lights are out every day, and even worse when it's raining.
Pedro Mindlin commented
This should also influence Waze's routing decisions - when a traffic light is out, Waze should reroute users away from it.
Luis P commented
It's specially frequent in Brazil during summer rains.
This is a real problem in South Africa especially when it rains as it effects all roads leading into that intersection. This would be a major time saver.
BB Cabrio Girl commented
This is a huge issue where I live ... as soon as there is a little trickle of rain - all the traffic lights (we call them robots) go on the blink - causing havoc on our roads.
I try to report them as road hazard "object on road" and describe it as lights not working - but that is time consuming.
Not a common occurrence around where I live but could be helpful when it does happen. It seems sensible to add this type of hazard.
Please this really is imperative. We don't all live in countries where this gets fixed immediately. Traffic lights can be down in our country for months!
Definitely needed. Lost 30mn on the road for faulty traffic light and can't even report it..
There are actually 55 more votes asking for this in these 4 topics:
- Will creators of Waze add a "hazard" for traffic lights that are out or flashing red?
- add an option to report broken traffic lights
- traffic lights
- Traffic Light Duration/Issue Reporting
Jonathan Jandrell commented
Everybody is creating a "new" suggestion, and this issue isn't getting the attention it deserves!
Jonathan Jandrell commented
We also need a way to report power outages on a road or in an area, as this will affect traffic and traffic lights.
Great suggestion, I was going to suggest the same. Also it would be helpful to warn the traffic company so they can send people to fix it, and before that cops to control the traffic while there is no fix.
I agree with this wholeheartedly. It would be VERY helpful to others to know when their route will be hindered by non-working traffic lights. Some have suggested reporting "missing sign" and then typing reason when in safe area. Ok, but not practical.