Suggested new U-turn guidance wrote:NOTE: As of this writing (June 2014) Waze does not produce any voice announcement for U-turns. It may consider and use U-turns in routing but it cannot instruct the driver to perform one. Due to the confusion this could cause among drivers, the current policy is not to enable (set to green) the U-turn restriction under any circumstances whatsoever. Keep all U-turn restrictions red everywhere, even in cases where local law or signage permit U-turns, and regardless of whether drivers are complaining that U-turns should be enabled. Of course, at such time as Waze implements U-turn voice instructions, this policy will likely change.
In the meantime, if U-turns are demanded for proper routing in the specific case of a road divided by a median strip but not shown as split in Waze, the recommended approach is to split at least a short section of the road near the intersection and use a bowtie with the hard left turn enabled. This effectively allows U-turns using a "turn left" voice instruction.
Existing U-turn guidance wrote:NOTE: The U-Turn doesn't have a proper navigation announcement (i.e. "Make A U-Turn"), but it will still route you that way. The current policy is to disable all U-Turns UNLESS the road is a divided highway that doesn't meet the requirements to be split.
kentsmith9 wrote:If true, this is really sad because so many people have been setting U-Turn instructions in the streets of SF one by one to get them ready when it works. This guidance says to disable all of them and start over when it comes back.
qwaletee wrote:either Waze NEVER gives a U-turn instruction because it can't, in which case, why all the fuss about making sure they are all disabled? Or, Waze CAN give such an instruction, but rarely does (never seen it documented), in which case, why aren't we setting them up correctly?
purposeguy wrote:FYI, I was routed down a dead end street with a U-turn at the end two days ago. I'm running a V126.96.36.199 client. There was no U-turn symbol on the screen and no voice prompt for a turn at the end of the street. It was definitely looking ahead to the next turn.
purposeguy wrote:I've since been "on patrol," removing U-turns wherever I find them.
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