There are two types of alerts - those along your route & those that pop-up when you are stopped. You seem to be complaining about those that happen when you are stopped. This has been discussed in several places in the forumwickedlou9 wrote:First and most importantly, you need to refine the alert system. When I am using navigation, the app is constantly giving me alerts for roads that I am not on. Roads that I will not ever be on. Because I am using navigation the app knows where I am going. It should not alert me to traffic on a road that I won't be using. This happens all the time and it's annoying. There is no way to turn this off that I can find. The only thing I can do is set the alert to the min radius of 5 miles which sort of defeats the purpose. I'd like to know what is happening 15 or 20 miles away on MY ROUTE. There is no way to set this as far as I can tell. I feel like there used to be an option for this, but it seems to be gone.
You reporting traffic and the "Are you in Traffic?" pop-up are two separate systems. The first only creates the pin, the second is what effects the routing engine for other users - It too creates a pin, but also turns the road segments colors based on road speed. Waze does not know the road's speed limit, only the average speed of that segment at that time of day (in 10-15 minute chunks). For example, an interstate highway with a speed limit of 65mph that drops to 35mph during rush hour won't get the "Are you in traffic?" question, and the road won't change color because it is like that every day (the routing engine knows this, and works with it, but doesn't see it as out of the ordinary). Post the normal report in this example. If it's the same highway in the middle of the day (say 11am) and average road speed is 70mph (everyone speeds, we know that) and one day users are doing 45mph at 11am, Waze will ask about traffic and then color the effected segment(s).wickedlou9 wrote:The alert for "Are you in traffic?"... yeah I already reported it 5 seconds ago. It should not ask me if I am in traffic if I have reported it in the last minute or so. That is just annoying. The speed limit on the road is 65, I am going 15mph and 30 seconds ago I reported I was in heavy traffic. Asking me again just makes me angry.
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