Faced with the disrespect of confinement instructions on the part of certain Frenchmen, Waze, the very popular navigation service, is adapting its rules. Indeed, the reporting functionality of police controls, which was sometimes used to circumvent the rules of containment, has been temporarily removed from the application.
Waze Will No Longer Help Containment Offenders
Contacted by our colleagues at LCI, the Google subsidiary said it had suspended functionality since this weekend, to deal with the many critics whose service was targeted. It is not the medical staff and other politicians, who have been saying for days “stay at home”, who will complain about Waze's decision.
In addition, for the past few hours, the community navigation service has been posting a message related to confinement that invites its users to reduce the use of their car.
As a reminder, travel is only authorized to connect the home to work (when it is absolutely necessary), for health reasons, for “compelling family reasons” or to provide assistance to vulnerable people. And finally to go shopping, once a day. Anyone who contravenes these rules risks, initially, a fixed fine of 135 euros and 1,500 euros in the event of a repeat offense within 15 days. In the event of repeated violations, the penalty could go to 3,700 euros and six months in prison.