If you’ve ever wished someone could have warned you about a traffic jam before you got stuck in it, here’s the app for you.

Waze is “the world’s largest community-based traffic and navigation app” on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone. The Waze app is a free way for people to alert those around them to the unexpected happenings on the road ahead. And with over 36 million users in 110 countries, you’ll rarely be caught off guard.

Waze ReportsLend a Hand

Get real-time updates on road conditions from users who are currently seeing them and alert other “Wazers” to accidents, road hazards, and even police traps. Just wave your hand in front of your mobile device and tell it what to do. As long as you know where your phone is, you don’t even need to look away from the road.

Get There

Keeping the Waze app open while you’re driving will automatically send information, such as your location and speed, to other users so everyone can know how traffic is moving. If you’re approaching a slowdown, Waze will suggest an alternate route so you can always take the fastest path possible to your destination.

Stay Connected

By connecting to Waze with your Facebook or Twitter account, you can also know where your friends are and when they’ll arrive. You can even stay up-to-date with the cheapest gas prices near you and let your fellow Wazers know if the prices change.


—Andy Kyle

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  • Andy Kyle