Remove speed camera alerts

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Re: Remove speed camera alerts

Postby RogersBlant » Sat Jun 21, 2014 2:19 pm

Bit of a necropost revival, and apologies for this, but the OP gas a point regarding the pop-ups.

I've been using Waze for a month or so now; I've found it to be an incredibly handy SatNav and social media application, but there is a major issue with it that the OP above mentioned, and which, over a year on from his posting, is still present: Speed Camera alerts.

I have been a subscriber to another (paid for) speed camera service for a number of years, which I find very effective; I see no point in discontinuing that subscription. I therefore tried to disable the camera alerts in Waze, with no luck what so ever.

The problem is that whether in navigation or merely roaming about, the alerts still keep on coming; at night, it's a HUGE distraction to suddenly have a bright (even using the night-time display) pop-up appear - especially as it consumes a quarter of the available display area (and I use a Samsung Note 3, so you can imagine how big that pop-up is). In the Android application there appears to be no way at all of disabling these warnings; more to the point, if I travel to parts of the EU, I may well be breaking some of the laws over there if I continue to use Waze over there. I can turn off my other camera alert package; I cannot disable the Waze in-app camera warnings.

These countries, at the time I last checked, prohibited point of interest (GPS) based camera warnings: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, France, Ireland, Macedonia, and Switzerland; This means that if I drive in those countries, and use Waze, I may be breaking the laws of those countries, which could land me a hefty fine, possibly the confiscation of the equipment running the application (my phone), or worse. So, that stops me using Waze in those countries, which somewhat defeats the point of installing Waze in the first place.

So, I need to disable both the audio and visual components of the camera alerts within Waze. I've looked at every available setting, and the only one I can find is on the settings - display settings - show on map - speed cameras (on/off).

Have I missed a setting, or is there actually no way to prevent this otherwise excellent application from doing this?

If there is currently no way of preventing such alerts, is a 'switch' planned to be added sooner than later? If so, when?

Thanks for any help on this one.


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Remove speed camera alerts

Postby Piquet42 » Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:37 am

I think that the pop-up window for speed cameras is a nuisance, taking up far too much of the screen for far too long. The current display implies that it is okay to exceed the speed limit and Waze is there to alert you when you need to slow down for a camera!
My suggestion is:
i, highlight speed-cameras on the map in red so they stand out
ii, have a permanent display showing the current speed limit

This would stop me hitting the 'Not there' button to remove the nuisance pop-up from my screen.
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Re: Remove speed camera alerts

Postby Gamersea » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:54 pm

You realize doing that destroys the whole idea of that button...
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