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.
This can be found under the alerts and reports settings
Chris Myers commented
I want to disable specific alerts. The one that bothers me most is "construction ahead". Telling me that 1/2 mile before I get there is useless. I see orange signs and barrels long before that. And when it's a daily thing on my regular route I really don't need to hear it every day.
Hopefully Waze doesn not find out a way to kill my new found bliss of not having vehicle stopped on shoulder and recalculating alerts blasting over my bluetooth.
The quick fix is to copy 0 length files over the problem child .tts and .mp3 files as root. It looks like waze recently moved their app files to /data/data/com.waze/waze which is why changing things in /sdcard/waze did nothing.
So for the English Jane voice I opened the tts.db file with a sql editor and found the filenames for all these terrible alerts. I then create zero length .tts files for all these and copy into /sdcard/waze/ for safe keeping and then periodically overwrite the files in the Jane folder as root but you may only have to do it once.
cp -f /sdcard/waze/*.tts /data/data/com.waze/waze/tts/database/Jane/
Create zero length files into /sdcard/waze/sound and copy to eng and heb folders as root
cp -f /sdcard/waze/sound/*.* /data/data/com.waze/waze/sound/eng/
cp -f /sdcard/waze/sound/*.* /data/data/com.waze/waze/sound/heb/
TickerPoints.mp3 <---- I think this is really the recalculating sound
And wallah, Waze doesn't suck anymore with it connected to Bluetooth at least in Los Angeles.
Enjoy the free air again people that hated this CRA* as much as I did.
This is not the only complaint about this issue. I have personally opened one several years ago and have seen dozens of others over the years. If you added up all the votes for all the versions of this complaint, I am certain it would be the second most popular complaint about Waze.
I just did a quick search for "on shoulder" and there are more than 3273 issues. Not all are asking for suppressing this alert, but about a third of the first four pages are, totaling over 2000 votes. I'm sure there are more than 10,000 votes for this request if you add them all up.
Each way, to and from work, I get at least a dozen of these useless alerts every single day. Some days I have gotten nearly one per mile along my 51-mile commute. Maybe in some countries this is useful, so please make it an option, but here on Chicago area highways, it is completely worthless. If I never hear this alert ever again, it will be too soon.
It talks over the podcasts that I listen to, so it's more than just an irritation... I miss some of the dialog and have to rewind, which is a hazard! There will be accidents due to this problem.
Please address this issue. Alert fatigue indeed.
Gad Waze, over 1300 users have complained about this and still nothing has been done.
Has Waze ever responded to this request. there are seven pages of request. What's the point of having a forum if Waze continues to ignore valid complains.
Please do this Now! So annoying. Having the option to turn this off is an easy fix and would be a huge benefit.
Please allow us to disable this notification and ideally allow us to individually disable alerts. There are tons of requests for this feature with different subject lines.
IT MAKES ME FREAKING CRAZY in alerts only mode hearing this alert once a minute while driving. ARGGGG!!!!
Yes allow us to select which alerts we want to hear etc.
It's a matter of rising to the top of ideas. If you look at the top list most of them or planned or in progress. This idea is almost in the right place.
Doug Welling commented
Wow...so 3 years...is this like, a running joke at Waze, or something?
It's called alarm/alert fatigue. When you are constantly bombarded with alerts, you no longer pay attention to them.
When's the last time you heard a car alarm go off? When's the last time you actually thought it was a car being broken into?
What is equally annoying is the arrogance of waze for totally ignoring this request for more than 3 years and the stupidity of the people who keep reporting every damned car which stopped on shoulder.
Please, for the love of all that is holy, ALLOW USERS TO TURN OFF THIS ALERT!
Driving on LA freeways with alerts turned on is beyond annoying because of this useless alert. Every damn mile there's a car on the shoulder -- LET ME TURN IT OFF, please.
Neal Parish commented
Please give the option to turn off this alert. On freeways especially, it's useless.
Please give us the possibility to choose or stop alerts :)
PLEASE make the car stopped on shoulder annoying warnings to stop! I may have to stop using WAZE if I can't disable.
I usually click "not here" just to help others. Hate this warning.
I quit using Waze after a couple years as my sole navigational tool and it was all because if this annoying alert. I now use Google Maps. I won't use Waze until the ability to turn off this alert is implemented
I have been using waze only for a few weeks and find the speed camera alert the most annoying, not the on shoulder alert, but I can turn off the camera alert. The shoulder alert can be useful, especially when coming around a bend on a link road between two motorways, for example. But if you want to turn it off, then it's up to you and therefore I agree it should be an option.