It would be great if School Zones were added.
I gave votes to the others. I do understand there are time management issues. This would be a huge plus.
We plan to work on putting School Zone alerts in the near future. In the meantime, make sure you’ve got the latest version of Waze for all the latest features.
When you edit the speed limit, you can put certain speed limits for certain times and days.
Tim Stephens commented
In Australia, school zones are sections of road that have reduced speed limits during school start and finish times and found near schools...
8am - 9:30am &
2:30pm - 4pm zones are activated & speed is reduced to 40km/h
I would like to see the screen change to a warning type colour with school zone & 40km/h on the screen
Sheridan Conway commented
Adding the ability for users to report active school zones the same way they report traffic jams and speed limit errors would be great!
Definitely need school zones in Australia, but excellent for rest of world to keep children safe.
40 km speed limits here in Australia
Warnings 200 befoee
Telvin Gilbert commented
Waze need to add the following, constitution and school zones need to be highlighted yellow for proceeding with caution.
Add school zones to the map and highlight slow down
How do you report school zones? Waze just report the regular speed limit but won't tell you when is a school zone nearby or advise you to lower velocity since the school zone is on.Many of school zones I drive by, you can't tell until you see the police officer or the school buses .
RYAN DEMASCOLO commented
Allow Wazers report school zones and times of the school zone. That way Wazers can be routed around the area if they do not need to take that way. Also, it can help them be more alert
Not just the location but also the times
School zone speeds vary in my area, so leave an option to enter the posted speed, along with times.
Ray Cockrell commented
School Zone detail:
1) Warn when approaching a school zone, allowing enough time to bring speed under control before entering school zone.
2) Specify school zone speed limit prior to entering school zone.
3) If school zone specifies "no cell phones", so state prior to entering
4) Repeated warnings every 30 seconds that driver is in a school zone, until driver clears the school zone, and repeat speed limit for the school zone every 30 seconds until driver clears the school zone and warn the driver if the school zone speed limit is exceeded, every time it is exceeded
5) Announce when the school zone is cleared by the vehicle.
Just some thoughts...
To have a warning when you are approaching a school zone
I'd like to see active school zones on my map so I could avoid them. I consider the kiddies to be hazards. :)
Steve Fidler commented
I have seen to many times cars buzzing by without stopping endangering the childern
Steve Fidler commented
Crossing Guards & School Buses
Report where there's a school zone as a hazard and/or separate option to avoid when schools are letting out.
Bill D commented
In Nassau County NY, one of the most densely populated counties in the US, they have recently deployed variety of fixed and mobile speed cameras. The law permits one speed camera location to be operational in each school zone in the County. To make enforcement more $$ efficient, they have deployed a fleet of mobile speed vans that move from school zone to school zone each day. Waiting for map edits to list these temporary cameras is too slow. Waze needs a reporting option that will alert to one of these temporary speed cameras for the period 0600-1800 hours on the day reported. Nassau County is attempting to generate 35-60 million dollars per year with these cameras, and Waze is the only tool capable of combating this issue. The reporting option should alert based on proximity ( NY defines a school zone as roughly 1300 feet around a school) and should allow reporter to enter the reduced speed limit. The report should not be readily deletable unless deleted by multiple different Wazers to prevent removal by the County. To give an indication of how valuable this update would be, Nassau County had to refund almost 3 million dollars in fines generated during the first three weeks of the cameras operation due to insufficient signage. #schoolzone #mobilespeedcamera #nassaucounty
Amber Lee commented
Have locations of school zones mapped.
Parks as well as they are constantly missed when driving in new areas.