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    duder commented  · 

    It would be great if a setting were offered with a preference for using MAIN ROADS IN HIGH CRIME AREAS.

    I prefer to use Waze at all times, but I often visit new locations that aren't the safest areas. I wish Waze allowed me to have a setting that favored main roads so that I'm not routed through strange or potentially unsafe neighborhoods. In order to avoid an unfair labeling of a particular neighborhood, perhaps it could be based on actual data and crime statistics. And rather than simply being and on/off setting, perhaps it could be a slider where you can adjust how tolerant the app would be. In certain situations, I'd rather my drive be 3 minutes longer, instead of cutting through an unsavory area.

    If this feature were available, it'd be great if it were time based as well, because crime rates go up in some areas at certain times of the day whereas other areas have consistently high, or low, crime areas. So, for example, let's say a downtown, business district has virtually no crime rates from 7am-6pm. Then the app would route me through there just as it would any other area. If crime rates are statistically higher from 7pm-4am, then it starts to route me around this, when possible, much like how it routes around traffic. And in all of the above, whenever I say 'neighborhood,' I mean something very specific. Like it could literally be one street that's 3 blocks long.

    I understand that some people live in or near high crime areas, and may have to use them during their normal commuting. To avoid problems with this, perhaps the app could detect when you are outside your typical area, and this feature wouldn't "kick in" unless you go outside your normal area.

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