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  • +2 votes

    Just a(n) FYI for those that don't know.

    Waze has an option to play a sound when you're at (or above) the speed limit of that stretch of road. It doesn't seem to be updated with day-to-day or even long-term road work speed limits (e.g. Anzac Pde from Kingsford (NSW) northwards), so theoretically it could cause you to receive a speeding ticket by over relying on it despite warning you of a mobile speed camera.

    I normally drive well below the speed limit to play it safe but having the Waze safety net (which was basically one-to-one with my car's speedometer on straight open roads) made me drive faster and pay less attention to road signs. Much like when Google Maps tells you to turn left prematurely because it pretends private entrances and bus only streets aren't there (which is possibly better than telling you take them - as many pedestrians find themselves walking through factory and maybe military complexes).

  • +2 votes

    'pay less attention to road signs'!? thats crazy. Its one thing to pay less attention to street signs and take the wrong turn, but less attention to speed limits, temp speed limits etc is crazy. If that was happening to me id turn off all apps and drive the same way people have for years.

    I am not aware of any app or GPS program that up dates day to day temporary speed limit changes. There is a fair bit to putting the correct speed limits into apps and is usually outsourced to mapping data companies. Im sure they keep ontop of permanent speed limit changes and go out and remap data but arent going to do it for roadworks. They rely on people still being aware of their surroundings. Waze is also part of Google who i believe do their own mapping, again the work involved for temp changes isnt going to happen for these companies.

    Having said that i know my waze will show a 'slow zone' where it has computed that the average speed through an area is much slower then the 'normal' speed for that area. That is enough to tell me there is either heavy traffic or a different speed.

    • +2 votes

      Yeah I think it's too hard for Waze to keep up to date with temporary speed limits and their precise start and finish points. In fact, I don't even know how to report "something" on Waze without being in that exact location (which if it isn't just my incompetence, sounds somewhat dangerous).

      I'm not really cut out for driving in general since I'm a bit of a daydreamer (hello Opal full fares) and mostly drove the same routes my driving life. I think it's due to this overfamiliarity that I keep an eye out for people and vehicles but everything else is just secondary. I'm the type of person they installed those flashing school zone lights for, since I don't often think about the time of day (and my local school's day ends 50 minutes after the school zone starts so there's often no kids about to trigger my memory). I then pay more attention to my speedo than the road since I'm such a tightass. I've never used a reversing camera or that new self-parking feature but I imagine many people become complacent with those as well.

      I think I have to learn to stop caring about creating traffic behind me since I feel guilty when I stop to read parking conditions and especially those No Left Turn signs with a smaller attached sign listing the affected times and then another sign below saying vehicles under 6m excepted.

  • +1 vote

    If I buy these apps for free but then uninstall them then

    Are they available for free on my next install?
    Are they available for free on my newer/another android device for free?

    Or it depends?

  • +2 votes

    Earth HD Deluxe Edition is not free?

  • +1 vote

    Earth HD Deluxe Edition is no longer free.