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.
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Multiple states are now enforcing "Move Over/Slow Down" for ALL stopped vehicles on shoulder with flashing lights. FL, TN, & VA are some states that have enacted these changes this year. I think it should be considered that "Disabled Vehicle" be split into "Abandoned Vehicle" (NOT subject to move over laws) and "Vehicle on Shoulder (w/ Lights/Cones/Ped present)" (IS subject to move over laws). That way, mobile construction zones can also be accounted for in addition to breakdowns, police, EMS, and wrecker services.
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Marc Dovico commented
Rather than needing to report, Waze should automatically po-up something on screen when an emergency vehicle is within a certain distance, e.g. 1km. That way you know to keep a look out for fire brigade, ambulance, or similar.
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.
Shamatmika Venkatagiri commented
extension that would essentially alert the driver about the emergency vehicles like an ambulance that are within a certain distance, this would save many lives and make emergency transport more functional.
Edward A commented
A version of waze for emergency services. Able to show hydrant Locations, AED, Water Points, Gates, User Alerts, Traffic Levels and Emergency Vehicle Only Points as well as using the vehicles location and route to alert drivers of an approaching emergency vehicle.
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
David Kazmierczak commented
Signaler les véhicules de secours (pompiers, Samu, DIR(ange gardien de l’autoroute) quand ils sont sur place pour leurs protection
Zachariah A DeGraaf commented
Make sure the feature has the ability to make which side of the road the emergency vehicle is stopped on.
Khong Weng Chee commented
The emergency button should include medical emergency so that other wazers (who are qualified medical practioners/ qualified first aiders) can stop and assist.
With the emergency button, users can either choose waiting for medical help, or driving to hospital.
If they chose driving to hospital, they will be suggested nearby hospitals. they can also activate emergency mode and other wazers nearby will be notified (emergency vehicle incoming, pls give way) that he is incoming and give way. This can be useful to those in need of medical attention and ambulances/fire trucks
Of course, there should be guidelines implemented on using this feature so that users don't exploit it. For example, while using this feature, the wazer have to turn on emergency signals and stick to the emergency lane/first lane unless it is ambulance/fire engine
If wazer is caught to have been violating guideline, via reports from multiple wazers, their account will be terminated and legal actions may be taken (according to country)
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.
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