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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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    RamyRamy shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

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      • RickRick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

      • GlenGlen 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!

      • JonathanJonathan 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.

        Yay!

      • 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 KnabDaniel 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 KnabDaniel 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.

      • Jen98aJen98a commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

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

      • KaraKara commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Or have a way that you can eras or "downvote" reports to show they are no longer active.

      • RamyRamy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        CHris I think you made it obvious to everyone who read this who is the deep shit jackass. BTW I am from the same country this app came from.

      • ChrisChris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It's for other countries of which this app came from. dip shits. It's for in case it's an ied because this app came from a war torn country. Jackasses. Learn to understand and read up before saying what the fuck you want.

      • RamyRamy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Thank you vince1612 for letting us know and thank you Waze for finally listening after 4 years of complains. Not sure when they added this option in setting-> display and map. Hard to tell nowadays when apps get updated automatically.

      • AnonymousAnonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It helps the enroute rescuer find the stranded motorist. Duh. Community. Or simply turn it off in settings.

      • vince1612vince1612 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I don't know why you guys are still complaining...
        Waze App Settings > Display and map > Alerts on route > Un-check "Hazard on shoulder"

        This should be marked as done

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