This Traffic App Just Might Get You Murdered
While the new feature of this popular app seems helpful on paper, skeptics say it's a quick way to put yourself in harm's way.
Waze is the go-to traffic app when it comes to instant traffic updates, delays, and detours. Users input commute updates in real time, making it invaluable if you're in a pinch trying to get from point A to point B. Their new feature seems like it could be more treacherous than some plain ol' pothole.
The Boise-based true crime fan group Idaho Murderinos stumbled upon Waze's new feature, and they're not about that life. Waze's new "Roadside Help" feature allows you to reach out to fellow app users nearby if you need help with a flat tire, if you're out of gas, or even stranded.
The idea seems all well and good, but think about the danger you're putting yourself in. You're stranded on the side of the road, at night, and you're reaching out to a total stranger to come save you? Total murdersauce right there. This writer isn't bashing Waze, and the idea is a solid one, but without any kind of safety precautions it looks like a recipe for disaster.
Maybe I'm wrong, and Waze has worked out some kind of fail-safe to ensure its users are protected? Let us know on Facebook. Stay sexy, don't get murdered.