I got on the band wagon and started to use the app Waze for directions. I really like it. It’s so much easier than google and it gives me a few different routes to take which I really like because sometimes I don’t mind going the extra distance if it will get me there faster.
I also really appreciate the warnings about cars being pulled over and cops up ahead. It reminds me when I was a kid and I would drive in my dad’s Toyota Tercel and he had a radar detector that would go off every ten seconds while driving through CT. I always thought it was so cool that he had that tool. I think now though it was probably not because he cared about getting stopped but because he was too cheap to pay speeding tickets.
I just have one question about waze that confuses me. Who is posting all of these updates? Are people driving by cops and picking up their phones and typing them in? Who is actually taking the time to do this? And how is that safe? And even if passengers are doing it don’t they have anything better to do than sit there ready to type in an update at any second.
Don’t get me wrong, I am very thankful to know when a traffic jam is coming up but I would prefer not to crash my car when typing in my update and causing my own new traffic pattern to be formed.
I think it would also be cool to have other updates on waze. Maybe something like “slow driver up ahead with a baby on board sticker” or “suburu with a coexist bumper sticker causing traffic in left lane in one mile”.
Maybe I should start that app.