Create a "dangerous spot" alert
I live in São Paulo - Brazil, and unfortunately we have a serious problem with violence in traffic.
Just a few days ago I was a victim of an armed robbery in a very know avenue, and we have a lot of spots that this kind of action is frequent.
So, my suggestion is that drivers can allert and input information like this so waze can identify this spots and maybe even suggest a detour depending on time day (since this actions are much more frequent at late hours).
These kind of data would also be very helpsful to police forces to being more effective to figth this problem.
Hope I can collaborate to better traffic!
In Brazil Waze already inform this "dangerous spot areas". But there is no way to contribute on that information. I think that Waze/Google work on this information offline with the city authorities.
Ana María commented
That has happen also to me, I live in Colombia an there are some streets or areas that are too dangerous to drive in, you can get robbed or something worst, and of course sometimes I have to drive alone and I'm a woman so it's even worst :(
Just entered here to suggest the same thing. We soooooo often get in favelas and A LOT of people are robbed. We had a significant number of people who got shot also. It's en extremely important matter. I also like the suggestion below, to rate the level of danger. In some cities, every single traffic light is dangerous, but driving into a favela should totally be avoided.
Last week we had a very tragic episode in Rio de Janeiro, the addres was a bit different and the car end up in the middle of the "favela" and one of the people on car got killed and the other injuried.
Maybe, if this kind of allert pouped up BEFORE you end up there it could help avoid this kind of tragedy.
I support your idea ! It could be a personal setting, not visible to others
Please ADD this feature! You can remove the Police Report Alert...but Add this! Save Lifes in Brazil!
Paulo Pincigher da Carvalhinha commented
It could be rated from 0 to 10, so the user could choose the "level" of danger he wishes to avoid.