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IF you use Waze, you are probably used to accident alerts. The application warns you if a vehicle is stopped, damaged, etc. on the road during your journey. Enough to allow you to anticipate difficulties with increased security.
Well Waze is always looking to improve and has just presented an interesting new feature. It will now warn drivers arriving in accident-prone areas.
Waze’s history put to use
An option which, once activated, will warn drivers of the dangerousness of the section via messages. To do this, Waze will draw on its history. That is to say in the reports received from its users. Google detailed this on its site:
“These alerts are dynamic and take into account current traffic and road conditions, day of the week, time of day and latest accident reports.”
The absence of an alert does not mean that the section is not at risk
This novelty can be double-edged and Google has thought carefully about dealing with the problem. The firm makes it clear that the absence of an alert does not mean that the section is not at risk. This is therefore no reason not to respect the Highway Code or to be less attentive.
Waze will also not differentiate between minor and major accidents, to report its sections. The information will therefore be useful but should not be considered 100% reliable. Data that is found for all Waze alerts.
How to activate the frequent accident alert?
The frequent accident alert is not complicated to activate. It’s just a few clicks. Here is the path to follow:
Settings > Alerts and reports > Reports > Frequent accidents (activate this last option or not).
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To sum up
In the interest of safety, Waze now offers an option to report dangerous roads. The application will use the history of user reports for this and will warn drivers venturing onto these sections deemed to be more accident-prone.
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