This is my first post here and I think I have to share one of my experiences here.
I am stressing on 'One of My' as Waze had come to my rescue a lot of times.
The last long weekend, Memorial Day in May, I had to drive from Richmond, VA to Philadelphia, PA. There was another friend of mine, who was driving from Richmond, VA to Connecticut. Knowing that driving rush hours on that Friday would be suicidal, we thought of making the journey on Thursday itself. He got off work at around 5 and was able to start his trip around 5:30 PM from Richmond, VA. Work kept me a little late that day and I was about to start from home (Richmond) at around 6:30PM when my friend called up and asked me to get some stuff he forgot at home. So I had to pick that up and we decided to meet up at the Delaware Service Area. I had hopes on Waze that I could make up some time though I was starting late.
Well, I started a little after 6:30 and by the time I reached the 495 corridor in Northern VA, Waze redirected to me to take the longer I95 route rather than the MD295 one, which I usually take. I experienced a little bit of traffic here and there but in general, has been a smooth ride. I experienced my first stand still when I crossed Baltimore and so I dialled my friend to tell him that I am stuck in traffic and so would be a little more late. Of course, I thought that he was already at the Delaware Service Area. But he responded saying that he was also driving and he hasnt reached Delaware yet. So I finally reached Delaware service after about 10:15 PM. But I couldnt find him in the parking area. Needless to say, I was surprised and shocked to see him arrive the Service at around 10:45 PM. Thats a solid 1:30 hrs saved by Waze as my poor friend got stuck with trafffic and was relying on his Garmin GPS for the drive.
So Waze not only works but it works wonders I would say. Thank You for coming up with such a great app for all of us here.