Gotta Love Waze

Do you have the Waze app on your phone? I do and I love it. It lets me know when traffic is building and gives me alternate routes so that I don’t have to sit in traffic. It lets me know when there are hazards in the road. It lets me know exactly how long my trip is going to take and how many miles it is. It has become indispensable to my morning commute.

Now, if you have small children in tow, Waze just gave you one more reason to download it and install it on your phone. Now you can get Waze to remind you, once you get to your destination, to make sure you haven’t left your child in the car (or your pet!).Child-Screen-Device-1

The optional feature just became available last Thursday and should automatically update if you’ve got the Waze app installed. Just go into your settings and turn the feature on. It’ll even allow you to input your child’s name for a more personalized message.

If you don’t have small children, just don’t turn the feature on. If you do, turn it on and it’ll remind you, once you get to where you’re going to check your vehicle for your child.

Pretty cool. This will hopefully cut down on infant deaths in vehicles left in the sun. Since 1987 there have been 37 fatalities. There was another one last week when a father left his twin 15 month old children in the car.

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