Waze app now tells drivers to slow down and obey speed limits
Issue Date: 2016-04-14

You probably know the feeling. You might be driving on a business trip or a road trip. Or you might be driving down a road you've driven at least a thousand times. Suddenly it happens. You look at your dashboard and think to yourself, "What's the speed limit on this street?" No need to worry, we got this.

We're introducing a new feature in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Colombia, Czech Republic, El Salvador, France, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad, Tobago and Uruguay that helps you avoid tickets and drive more safely by notifying you when you're going over the speed limit (rest of world coming soon.) Whether you're driving on new and unfamiliar roads or a place where speed limits change with the season, you'll no longer be in the dark. Waze will keep you aware of your speed, reminding you to slow down and drive safely.

To see speed limits you don't need to change a thing. If you're driving over the limit, a visual alert will appear on the Waze speedometer. It will stay there until your speed drops below the limit.

In settings you can customize the alert to appear either when the speed limit is reached, or when your speed exceeds the limit by 5, 10 or 15%.

The addition of speed limits is yet another feature designed by Waze to promote safety. For the best and safest experience, don't forget to use other Waze features like:

Audio alerts with street names.

Hands-free, voice controlled settings to keep your hands on the wheel and eyes on road.

Push notifications to let you know about unusual traffic on your route.

Finally we'd be remiss if we didn't thank and acknowledge our passionate Waze Map Editor community of 360,000+ global volunteers who help keep Waze maps accurate. For the past few months, they've diligently input and verified speed limits on our Map Editor. At last, their efforts are ready to be enjoyed by the whole Waze community in several countries. The feature will be rolled out in other countries as it becomes available.