why no left turn at intersection

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Re: why no left turn at intersection

Postby slandrum » Tue Feb 04, 2014 7:04 pm

Here's another straight then U then right instead of left turn.

https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-117.8 ... 9,62446882
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Re: why no left turn at intersection

Postby SlowlySlowly » Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:42 pm

I recently returned to Waze after a few years. This scenario has arisen twice within my first two hours of driving. Both times instead of straight I was directed to make a right, a U-turn and another right. I spent quite a bit of time looking at the intersections in the editor before finding this thread.

If it happened to me twice in two hours of driving I imagine it has to be a very frequent occurrence. Probably not the best way to greet brand new wazers.

Of course a lot of people in my area drive this way, cut through parking lots and do other things that are considered bad form in the name of saving 30 seconds. Regardless of whether this is the fastest way to get through the intersection, should a navigation program be suggesting this route? Perhaps an aggressive driving mode is called for?
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Re: why no left turn at intersection

Postby SlowlySlowly » Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:25 am

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I started a different thread on this, but after stewing about it I think this may be the same problem; needlessly avoiding left turns.

This is a drive I do two to three times daily. This was at a low traffic time with no visible alerts. Instead of a left at the light, Waze made several valiant different attempts to route me around this intersection. This was the simplest of the bad options consisting of a right, left at a stop sign and then straight on back through the same intersection.
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Re: why no left turn at intersection

Postby SlowlySlowly » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:25 am

Here's one that appears to have been reported a couple of times. This one occurs at the end of an off ramp with a light.

https://www.waze.com/editor/?lon=-117.2 ... 32&env=usa
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Re: Routing is wrong

Postby WeeeZer14 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:58 pm

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:Aren't there any complaints that Waze will never say "turn left" here?

Not an issue since the left turn here is allowed and the livemap shows that the router is sending people that way instead ;)

That said, if the left turn lane was un-named, it should give a "stay to the left at Rangewood Dr" direction at the start of the left turn lane which may be enough without a follow-on "turn" instruction. Oh, and that left turn lane should be typed as Primary as well.
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