WeeeZer14 wrote:What is the impact of NOT taking that turn? Is your route significantly increased?
therubinator wrote:I disagree - I don't think you can always make the determination before it's too late. I have a good example but it's going to take me a moment to dig it up.
Yes.therubinator wrote:we're kind of hacking now, aren't we?
Sure if the turn is illegal from 7am-7pm, it should likely be marked as restricted. But the counter point is that waze is a commuting app. You don't know a priori that the left turn is illegal, you know from experience that it is illegal. Say the turn was only illegal from 7am-9am. Then if the left turn is unrestricted and waze routed you through the turn between 7am-9am you would know to go the other way. However, if you restrict the turn and waze routes you down Ellington to Oakwood at 5pm, you have no way of knowing whether the route through the now restricted turn is faster or not. Again, safety and the added inconvenience to those that aren't familiar with the turn restriction may well outweigh this advantage of leaving the turn restriction open (especially, if as Weeezer is postulating, the route through the restricted turn isn't ever all that much faster).therubinator wrote:In this example, there's no way for the driver to know a priori that this left turn at Marlee and Eglinton is illegal from 7am-7pm. He's then forced to do a u-turn and make a left turn back onto Eglinton into busy traffic.
CBenson wrote:Sure if the turn is illegal from 7am-7pm, it should likely be marked as restricted. But the counter point is that waze is a commuting app. You don't know a priori that the left turn is illegal, you know from experience that it is illegal.
CBenson wrote:Say the turn was only illegal from 7am-9am.
therubinator wrote:If Waze is strictly a commuting app, then I wasn't aware. You're saying then that we should damn the inexperience non-commuters and let them figure this out on their own?
therubinator wrote:Anyway...I think when/if Waze supports time-based restrictions, it's going to have a significant impact on the routes offered in the app (for the better). These restrictions can have far reaching effects on the efficiency of the routes sometimes.
Mike-1323 wrote:The lack of time-based restrictions on both turns and direction, as well as the lack of HOV support make Waze much less useful around here. The DC area is full of such restrictions and failing to recognize them mean that Waze can't be trusted to route through certain areas.
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