Waze launches snow warning feature ahead of winter

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December 5, 2019

Users will now have the ability to report unploughed roads on Waze, so they can prepare for snow ahead

Waze, the platform bringing together communities on and off the road, today announced the launch of a new feature to help keep drivers safe during snowy conditions. Waze users globally will now be able to report, in real-time, when a road has not been ploughed or gritted, and will be kept informed when they are approaching a road that has already been identified by other drivers as unploughed.

As the winter weather gets worse, the new feature is designed to help drivers stay safe on the roads by making better-informed decisions about the routes they are planning. 

According to research commissioned by Waze, 52% of Brits have chosen not to drive or get in a car because of snow. If drivers have concerns about the condition of the roads ahead, they can select an alternate route or choose to leave later once reports are no longer visible. 

Ron Wiesengrun, Senior Product Manager at Waze said: “Waze is committed to keeping drivers safe on the road, especially in the winter months when adverse and snowy weather hits. The weather hazard alerts are some of the most common reports submitted by the Waze community. We are really pleased to introduce the unploughed road feature so drivers are prepared for all eventualities on their journey.”  

The new feature and can be found under “Hazards -> Weather -> Unploughed road”. It highlights Waze’s commitment to helping its community across the globe navigate traffic through all driving conditions more efficiently and safely. 

The launch of the feature is a result of Waze’s work with Virginia Department of Transport, one of it’s Waze For Cities partners. With more than 1,000 partners globally, Waze for Cities provides public agencies with free data and insights to reduce traffic and improve the safety of their roads.

For more information, or to download the Waze app, please visit this link. 

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