DG567 wrote:Why? You ask. Because when you are driving, it's dangerous to be fiddling about trying to plan a route using the stop hack. A big 'road blocked' button that forces a sensible re-route is safer. If I'm on a freeway and the sign says it's blocked after next junction, I can't stop to re-route.
I didn't say it was a bad idea to have the feature to report blocked streets, I'm just saying it's not a reason to switch from waze to other app when the feature can be simulated if planned accordingly.
One thing that Waze also needs to improve is to have a way to report stuff in segments nearby and not just on the exact place we're in right now. The closed road (or accident or police or any other thing) may be in another segment that we haven't passed through or we couldn't press the button at the right time (specially with the police case), and reporting on the wrong point then becomes worthless. One particular case I have is entering a roundabout and having one of the streets with something to report but being forced to leave through a different exit, and then if I report something the report would appear either on the roundabout or only later on the wrong segment.
This said I'm now curious how other apps implement this case. Like you say, if you go on the freeway and see a detour sign, reporting a closed road would probably close the street you are in, which is not closed. How to solve this?