Slow down & move over warning for Emergeny Responders
Warn motorists of Emergency Responders (police cars, tow trucks, ambulances) with a Slow Down Move Over warning. Lives are being lost at alarming rates and any support of the move over laws are greatly appreciated.
Jermaine Guiterrez commented
Thank you for sharing!
I don't think Waze should be focused on integrating different laws. It's a navigation app not a driver aid.
As a Traffic Incident Management Service provider on a high speed motorway it is critical that this function be activated. Unlike Emergency Services we are not allowed to display flashing red/blue lights but have to deal with vehicle fires/medical episodes/person at risk of self harm. We are only allowed to display amber flashing lights. Road users do not move over or slow down when they see amber lights. We have a 2% road user compliance to posted speed limits. Trigger a 300m advance audible warning of "Move over slow down" would help my staff work safer.
Nektario Pic Story commented
Sirens and lights should be enough to make you move over.. with plenty of time people just happened to freeze and don't know where to go..it will take too long and the emergency vehicles will already have passed.. and don't forget sometimes they take left and right turns and get off exit so it's pointless
Zachariah A DeGraaf commented
Make sure the feature has the ability to make which side of the road the emergency vehicle is stopped on.
Already implemented for report crash or police. Maybe emergency services could be added.
1) emergency vehicles are fitted with LOUD sirens if you ear them you should be moving over
2) at any point on a map emergency vehicles will be present for 5min or less by the time the report is made would have passed
3)cannot predict reliably know the route of emergency vehicles.
1) Get agreement from emergency services to publish their route on waze and alert users based on route.
2)Add emergency vehicle flag to the police flag.
Agree a better solution is needed. But i don't think Waze can fix the issue.
Georgie Rivera DymsTowing commented
Very important we what to get to or family
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Billy Gallagher commented
Cut it out with the dang ads. I'll be finagling my map *while driving* because there's an ad for McDonald's 16 miles away. The app tells us specifically "NOT" to Waze and drive. I am trying not to, truly.
"You can always pay for the premium ad free ap!" Ya well, I could always switch back to Google maps too.
Garrett Popovich commented
This should be an audible and visual warning to Move over and slow down for emergency responders! HAAS Alerts do not do that
Carl Moen commented
Slow down move over alerts directly from Waze rather than purchasing a 3rd party device. Permit emergency vehicle icons for fire, ems, tow etc that can be active at all times
Tom Parbs commented
Slow Down and Move Over Alerts have been around since 2015.
They are available to all Towing/Roadside Assist/Mobile Mechanic organizations, Fire Departments, Police Departments, EMS departments, State DOTs, Construction, Workzone, Utility companies, and more.
The alerts are sent out on Waze on people's phones, as well as through their cars using Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, and Ford Sync 3. Additionally, drivers can automatically receive these alerts in 2018 and newer models of Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, and Ram vehicles (as native as a seatbelt alert). The alerts also show up on many of the 511 services that State agencies subscribe to (as Waze powers all of that and Waze is owned by Google).
YOU have had the ability to alert drivers with Slow Down Move Over alerts for nearly 7 years. Over 1 BILLION driver alerts have processed, and 10s of millions more are processed every month.
To learn how you can keep yourselves safer, and reduce the risk of collision or struck-by by up to 90%.. you need to reach out to HAAS Alert. www.haasalert.com
Tom Parbs commented
This is already being done and has been done since 2015, by the leader in Slow Down and Move Alerts for Towing and Roadside companies- HAAS Alert
Towers and Roadside companies can easily have this ability- just reach out to HAAS Alert.
Considering there is a move over law in every state this is a MUST in the USA!
I absolutely agree! This is a must have for the US
Keto BFray commented
I always wondered why radar detectors didn't have some system with ambulance, police and fire vehicles broadcasting some special radar signal that would alert motorist ahead of them when they had their lights and/or sirens engaged. Could help warn people to move over and look out for emergency vehicles.
Stephen Seaton commented
Add an emergency vehicle icon , Such as the Hazard, Police, Crash Icons. Have the voice tell people to evacuate the lane and to slow down. Allow Emergency Responders and also Tow Trucks the ability to add to it map quickly. Help us get home safely, one step at a time. Could be your family we are assisting. I'll be glad to have you ride along if you need some reference materials!