Please let users add road humps and potholes.
Road humps and potholes can be dangerous as they may cause accidents or damage to vehicles. They are not often visible especially during rain or at night.
Great thinking! The issue you raised has been addressed in a recent redesign. Hope you like it!
Jishay Smallhorn commented
In a country like Jamaica potholes are neglected for months to even years. Please add a persistence timer by certain amount of confirmation if it is there or not like 10 reports to persistence or 10 reports that it’s no longer there. Thanks. In jamaica there are at least 3 pothole on average per 10km
Timothy Drew commented
Waze is more and more often being used beyond basic navigation. It's now a safety tool. We marked dozens of potholes on a recent Friday tip into the country only to find none of these still marked on Monday. Why are these not available until marked as not there? Please change. Potholes are expensive and warning they are ahead is very convenient
John Coluccio commented
One touch front screen icon for potholes for safety and accuracy
Potholes don't magically go away and frequently take days or weeks to be repaired. They are often difficult to spot and have potential to do damage. Unlike other report types eg police, roadworks closures etc which are much more likely to be temporary or able to be put in place for extended periods potholes are there til repaired
I frequently report potholes on the route and end up reporting the same hole the next day for weeks at a time before they are repaired. The road is well travelled and from my impact report I can see they are seen by many users yet they still get removed within a day (I've even reported the same hole multiple times a day).
Unless someone is maliciously reporting them as not there then the report removal doesn't seem to be working correctly. Either extend the amount of time without a still there report or change so they are only removed by a not there report.
Zelna Van Schalkwyk commented
Add an option for multiple potholes on a piece of road e g 50 meters of potholes as our roads are in a horrible state
Guilherme Monteiro commented
Guys, London has become a nightmare. They simply are not repairing the network of asphalt. Many potholes and some very dangerous. Please keep the alerts of potholes until people start to vote they are not there anymore. What is the point to indicate a pothole if within 24h you remove them ? Pointless. In London, they take ages to repair a pothole.
Nathan Ward commented
Please consider sending pothole data to 311 agencies across the United States.
When clicking on hazard, potholes, on road, later, change the icon left top on screen to that of a pothole. When clicking on that icon, immediately drop it on the map and keep the icon there. This will improve accuracy and prevent unnesacary time wasting. When clicking on hazard, pothole, on the other side, later, make an icon on the right top of screen and also keep it there after clicking on it. Add the word "other side" to the icon. Make it possible to have both icons simultaneously. Maybe to prevent accidental postings, have this feature only available for users with a certain rating of accurate postings.
Exactly! Potholes don’t go away overnight, it could take years for them to be repaired in my area.
Szabolcs Péter OROSZ commented
We need a dedicated quick button for indicating potholes much more safely and rapidly. Thank you.
Corrie Jansen van Vuuren commented
The functionality to specifically report potholes for fellow wazers, and once reported on Waze, that this gets sent to the Roads department for resolution. Only once actioned by Roads department, then the item is removed... This would greatly assist the community in not just avoiding damage to vehicle, safety for accidents, but also hopefully improve communication regarding our roads with the relevant departments...
Potholes are ongoing until they're repaired. Please make them permanent until voted off.
Jorrit Schreuder commented
Come to Ukraine! Here potholes are aplenty AND often reported in Waze.
It's a feature that I love in Waze and use myself.
You can report potholes under "Hazard", "On road"; select "Pothole"...
Chad Portenga commented
I thought the same thing, but I believe (based on looking at the map after posting), it records the location as soon as you hit the UPDATE button. All the stuff afterwards is sent along with the correct location to be added.
I will say that it IS dangerous to have so many menu presses - need a way to have 1-touch or 2-touch selections for the most common/important ones.
Joe Murray commented
When “updating a map” across roadkill and or a pot hole the location isn’t makes until the last page. For instance: driver hits the pot hole., presses “the update Map” on bottom right, HAZARD, ON ROAD, POTHOLE RODADKILL…,SEND. The Location should be at the initiation of the fix and not at the end. If your driving 55mph your a quarter mile away already before the location is on the map.
Potholes are expensive and municipalities do not like to cover the property damage, neither do insurance companies....
You should add the feature to report a pothole and send it to the county/state responsible.....this will help people avoid rim damage (like we did to the tune of ~$400) and so that municipalities can't deny the claim of damage with the lame excuse that "they didn't know" like Winston-Salem, NC did to us...
Waze would save so much money for their users!
Love this idea. Then as a public service provide that pothole information to the municipality responsible for that road.
Potholes don't go away...not quickly anyway. And drivers are tired of reporting them everyday and along the same routes we drive...
Here's the problem - when there is no report, I think the problem has been resolved - only to suddenly be swerving around trying to save my suspension.
Please review the pothole policy and how long the alerts stay on the map - at least 7-14 days, please?
actually nowadays waze could merely use camera input... phones are powerfull enough
can detect road surface in general.
Battery drain not really issue when on charge.
Sensors can be correlated using kalman filter, smartphone has accelerometers and microphone, even with music microphone correlated with accelerometer can confirm low frequency thump caused by pothole. Also rapid slowdowns and other maneuvres around suspect pothole will be recorded and correlated with other users, it is just matter of amount of data and AI used .