About route-change suggestions

Waze is continuously looking out for better routes that might become available, even after you’ve chosen a route.

If there is a traffic report we think you should know about, you’ll see a route-change suggestion and you can decide if you want to approve it.

Reasons for a route change 

Waze only suggests a new route for reasons that impact your ETA. This information comes from real-time reports, which is why the new route wasn’t suggested at the start of your drive. Some Examples are:

  • Irregular traffic building up ahead
  • Event closing multiple roads 
  • Weather impacting road conditions
  • Accident on other side of the road
  • Hazard, accidents, or closed lanes 

Decline a new route suggestion 

Suggestions help you get a clear view of all your options, so you can decide which route is best for you. 

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