Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby archiebark » Thu Nov 01, 2012 7:16 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
dbev79 wrote:I assume that all red lights in my area have cameras, and most do.

A "camera" is not a red light camera, which is what Waze alerts about. The vast majority of intersections, in the US at least, do not have red light cameras. Many traffic light controlled intersections do have video cameras for traffic control, but not for law enforcement. See the Cameras page for more details.

Whether or not there are cameras on intersections is not the issue. The issue is that we still do not have the ability to silence alerts for red light cameras. Like a previous poster, I obey all red lights and do not wish to have my audiobooks or podcasts interrupted. I would like to see an update to Waze that allows us to silence or completely remove these alerts.

There are some parts of the USA that have red light cameras every couple of miles. We don't need Waze nagging us constantly.
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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby Daknife » Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:37 am

Yes you obey all red lights, good for you. Do you stop as soon as the light turns yellow as well? The reason I ask is multiple cities have been caught shortening the duration of their yellow lights in order to maintain or increase the number of citations produced by the cameras. These shorter yellow lights mean more people are caught thinking they should have more time to clear the intersection, and why this information is still critical to you as a law abiding driver, shorter yellows mean breaks getting slammed on by people trying to also obey the lights as you do. This means more accidents. So I for one, even if I carefully stopped 10 meters behind the line as soon as I saw a yellow, would still appreciate knowing where these cameras are so I can be aware of other drivers who might also want to suddenly stop at the first hint of yellow.

It's more than just preventing you from getting a ticket, it also helps you avoid getting into an accident, by alerting you to be extra cautious at the next light. Or you can continue zoning out as you listen to your uninterrupted podcast, and hope you see the other driver in time to react.
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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby archiebark » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:33 am

I just want to be able to turn it off. Believe me, I know where the enforcement cameras are in my own neighborhood.

Turning alert sounds all the way down seems to help make this less annoying. There's a small pop but at least Mrs. Robot stays out of my car.
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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby photobuff4955 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 6:18 pm

I, too, agree with this request. I haven't quite figured out how they are triggered altho it's interesting to note others talk about reports from people in the group you've joined and how they're only when stopped. The latter I would disagree with, I get reports whether I'm moving or not. Thing is, I'll get reports from 25 miles away and not even in the direction of the route I have planned. It really is quite annoying. I think the "default" regarding notifications should be the ROUTE YOU HAVE PLANNED. Period. This should also be the default when you click on reports. The first choice should be ON MY ROUTE, not ALL and then "on my route". I really don't care if the police are on the highway 30 miles away. As to setting notifications for 5 miles, obviously this needs to be more user-friendly cause I sure haven't figured out where it is!

As to staff not monitoring this blog, that's too bad. Cause it seems like a lot of us have the same opinions.
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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby Falkinator » Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:25 pm

Please Please Please.. stop the insanity! I'm sick and tired of getting notified about the same red light traffic cameras everyday. Please implement a way to turn off the notification. I'll do anything.
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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby ThenISaidWTF » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:29 pm

sketch wrote:Yeah, the pop-ups only display when you are stopped. When waze notices that you are moving, they vanish again.

I think, if something is reported on your route specifically, waze will show a pop-up stating this. I once reported a police trap, took a couple U-turns, and saw a warning accompanied by a sound (I think). It's the only time I ever noticed that, but that will change when we have more users.

And what zzyzx said is true: it displays only the nearest things to you. As the userbase grows, the alerts will become more relevant.


I'd like option to be able to turn on/off the notifications when you're stopped.

I'm fine with notifications of up coming police or signal light cameras coming up along your route.

It's distracting when I'm stopped traffic and then the notifications start showing of things that are not along my drive.
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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby MasToK » Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:05 pm

Hi,
I'm french. Many of my friends don't use Waze because of those useless pop-up when we are stopped.
Even if I put 5Km, I don't need it, it is not on my way !
Lot of people during traffic jam have those pop-up drinving really slowly and can't see GPS !

Only negative points:
many request to serveurs
lot of 3G Data on smartphones = less battery
Absolutly nobody need these informations

Really after 1 year of Waze, I'm so mad to see this stupid and useless option, BUT WORST: I don"t understand why Staff dont allow us to disable this fonction ! Why ??? Let us choose !You will see 99.99% of Wazers will STOP this fonction ! Just add "no information" with 5km, 10km..etc.

PLEASE !!!!
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Re: Request an option to "turn off" certain notifications.

Postby Tod273 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:28 am

First, the good... Been using this app for almost two years now. It just keeps getting better and better. It used to lock up my phone, but that is history. Also, it used to use some funky routing, but that seems to have simmered down as well. My job has me all over Central Florida daily. My job consists of finding and going to 8 - 10 homes/customers each day. Waze has been flawless as of late.

OK... now that I got that out of the way...
PLEASE, just let me turn off the notifications completely! First, I can't read them anyway, unless I have my Wal-Mart readers on. There have been so many times that I am zero-ing in on a destination when the pop up comes up and blocks my map. Then trying to touch the screen to bring the map back can be aggravating while driving. I would love the option to just turn the pop ups off!

Seriously, this is the only issue I have. Otherwise, I love it and will continue to use every day.
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