Happy Halloween, Wazers!

On this spookiest of nights, don’t forget to stay safe and be on the lookout for all of the little ghouls and goblins you may see trick-or-treating around the neighborhood.

Here’s a roundup of some of our favorite, frightfully-helpful features you can use for a safe – and fun! – Halloween eve:

  1. ETA alerts: whether you’re heading to a Halloween bash or picking the kids up from trick-or-treating, let friends and family know when you’re on your way.

How to send your ETA: tap the ETA bar at the bottom of your screen. To send an alert in-app, tap Send ETA, select the folks you want to share it with, and click Done. To send the alert via text message or e-mail, tap “Send ETA > More” for options.  

  1. Road Closure Reporting: Should roads be closed for car-free trick-or-treating or a costume parade, help keep other Wazers up-to-date on potential road closures so they can re-route.

How to report closed roads: go to Reports > Closure > and Select any road entrance(s) that should be blocked by tapping on arrow > Event (as the road closure type) > and Send.

  1. Speed Limits: Just in time for all the trick-or-treat fun, the Speed Limits feature helps you drive safer (and avoid tickets) by letting you know when you’re going over the legal limit on residential and main roads.
How to enable Speed Limits: go to Menu > Settings > Speedometer. Toggle ON and adjust speed limit settings and alerts to your preference. A visual alert will appear right on the Waze speedometer.

  1. Hands-Free & Audio Alerts: To ensure an undistracted drive, turn on your hands-free, voice controlled feature and audio alerts. A festive Halloween bonus: set your navigation voice to Mabel “Madea” Simmons from Tyler Perry’s Boo! A Madea Halloween, available on the app for a limited time.
How to turn on hands-free settings:  go to Menu > Settings > Voice Commands > Enable

How to turn on audio alerts: Click the ETA panel, select the megaphone icon, and select Sound On.


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