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Please provide an option to turn off the "car stopped on shoulder" warning.

This is the most common warning yet doing nothing more than distracting. People stop on shoulders for few minutes all the time so why do I need to care unless I am planning to drive on the shoulder?? Turning off road hazards does not help.

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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please allow us to “update” remove the warning when we drive by and the car is no longer there.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree these warnings keep you focused and allow you to move to center lanes. I wish when posting there were a choice to show left side. When vehilcles are stopped on the left there is usually a greater hazard. There’s often less room to the left and traffic speeds are generally higher.

  • Frank commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Cars on the side of the road off the roadway are not a hazard. But the only reason I find this option appealing is that on a long trip, it keeps me focused on the road. It also lets me know that there are Waze users on the road near me. The I know that I have a better chance of having a police trap detected.

  • Brad Kunkel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I find the warning very helpful. Doesnt matter how long a vehicle is there, if a vehicle is on the shoulder, I know to look, and move away from the shoulder closer to the lane divider. Awesome in foggy or poor weather, you know to be alert and make room. If the vehicle has left, then mark it as gone...

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Ramy, a car on the shoulder is a hazard. Waze users are warning you of a hazard. Just because folks do it, often, does not make it worthy of ignoring.

  • StreetMeat commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree with "car on the shoulder" is annoying, but WHY WAZE, why did you stop naming the type of hazard ahead?!?!? This use to be so useful for road debris but now everything is called out as a "hazard"! This means going back into the Waze app just to see what type of hazard is ahead. Completely useless if the idea is for drivers to concentrate on the road and not have to glance at the app, assuming the user is concerned about more than one type of hazard.

    Especially for a motorcyclist that listens to the app through the use of an earbud, road debris can be the difference of life and death for them, so not knowing what type of hazard is coming at you is detrimental to one's reaction time.


  • Rarebit commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is already built in. Go to Options/Display&map/Alerts on route and there switch off the warnings you don't want to receive.

  • Rick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Totally agree. Please. I'm going to start using Google maps.

  • Glen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't mind this warning however it be good to know which side of the road it's on!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    YES! Please! People let their kids play with these to add "points". Annoying!

  • Jonathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Settings/display and map/display on map is where I thought I could turn off car on shoulder alert

    I was mistaken

    The correct option is to use the Settings/display and map/Alerts on route menu. THERE I CAN TURN OFF hazard on shoulder alert.


  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    No cursing please or calling other posters names. It's not helpful and just says something about you, not the other posters. Hope these comments will be taken down.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hoorah for this comment. I've NEVER come across the situation where a vehicle stopped on the shoulder is actually a driving hazard. Hearing that warning is distracting by itself and not helpful in the least.

  • Daniel Knab commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To Jen98a's sad disclosure of a friend lost while trying to change a car tire, her point is well founded. Maybe the idea is, if the car on the shoulder is occupied and/or if there is any sign that stopped vehicle is in trouble, then sure, allow that as a communicated alert. Maybe that same alert generates an alert directly to local law enforcement and/or highway assistance organizations like the HERO people in metro Atlanta. Then maybe once the authorities have been notified, the alert changes to "authorities notified for stopped car" and show it but don't issue a sound notification in that event.

  • Daniel Knab commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Comparing the safety value of knowing "car stopped" against any of the many suggested excellent safety and/or value add ideas to improve the app tells me you may be more focused on the 10 year old passenger's need to push buttons rather than the driver's need to know meaningful anything else. Toogle that notification, or dump it. Why not include an "erratic driver" alert? Help the police catch DUI, road rage, fleeing criminals, er al. I can think of other worthy alerts.

  • Jen98a commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    My friend was struck & killed changing a tire on the side of the road so I appreciate the warnings.

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