usa_01hzqkdv wrote:This seems to be a frequent issue for me. The instructions tell me to "keep right" and the direction arrow implies a slight jog in the road, but what I should have been shown and told to do is "Turn right". This has already happened a few times times in the few days I've been using Waze, including on long-established roads
This happens when someone has created a dedicated left or right turn lane. Because of the angle of the turn lane meeting the next road, there is no turn instruction given, because that is really more of a "merge" angle, for which Waze gives no instruction.
There are ways around this which involve tweaks to the very end or beginning of the dedicated turn lane to produce a turn instruction.
Example: https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-122.7 ... 3,61432649
The left-side right turn lane will give a "stay to the right" whereas the right-side turn lane will give a "turn right."
Contast that with the turn lane after this segment: https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-122.7 ... s=63833005
Notice that the turn arrow is a right-angle turn. That's because the turn lane segment has a kink at the beginning. The kink is very small, put in place at a very high zoom level, so it is very short doesn't appear obvious at first.
Last different example: https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-122.7 ... s=61507072
The freeway onramp here will give a "stay to the right" due to the first angle, but will also give a "turn right" as you approach the end of the ramp segment, because it ends in a right-angle with the next segment.
Each intersection is unique, so different methods are employed as appropriate. Note also that in many cases, the Waze map doesn't 100% follow the on-the-ground road geometry exactly. This is oftentimes on purpose in order to produce proper turn instructions for legal/safety reasons, as well as one of Waze's top mapping guiding principles: simplicity.