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This article was published on June 17, 2016

Waze now helps reroute your drive to avoid pain in the ass intersections

Waze now helps reroute your drive to avoid pain in the ass intersections
Natt Garun
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A new update coming to Waze today will help drivers avoid routes that require turns at “difficult intersections.”

This includes turns on a two-way road that does not have a traffic light, intersections that bridge more than two one-way roads, large roundabouts, or turns with reduced visibility. The goal is to help minimize stress for drivers who are willing to find easier routes and avoid annoying junctions.

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The update arrives today for the City of Angels Gridlocks, Los Angeles. Waze drivers can help add difficult intersections to the app by visiting Map Issue and report it to the company.

Waze says the update will roll out to other cities soon – in the mean time, check your driving preferences for the setting and turn it on if you prefer a simpler drive over potentially faster routes.