In iOS 14.5 and later, Apple has added a Waze-like feature to its native Maps app that lets you report accidents, hazards, and speed checks along your route when getting directions. Keep reading to learn how it works.

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Driving on public roads can throw up all sorts of hazards, but if you're given prior warning then you can be better prepared to deal with them. Apple recognizes this, which is why it allows you to report incidents in Maps for the benefit of other users. If you see something dangerous on your route that you want to warn others about, you can do so by following the steps below.

Note that the Report feature described here is also available through CarPlay, which should make it easier to report an incident when you're driving, when ideally you shouldn't be interacting with your phone.

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How to Report Speed Checks and Traffic Incidents in Apple Maps

  1. In Apple's Maps app, enter an address in the input field and select a route.
  2. Choose Go and start your journey.
  3. If you come across a hazard, accident, or speed check, bring up the options card by tapping the chevron icon in the bottom-left corner of the screen.

  4. Tap the Report button in the menu card, then tap Accident, Hazard, or Speed Check. Alternately, say "Hey ‌Siri‌, there's an [accident/hazard/speed check]" and ‌‌Siri‌‌ will send in a report to ‌Apple Maps.
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Reporting an incident flags the location with Apple, so it shouldn't be used except in a valid situation. If enough people file similar reports in the same location, Apple will use anonymized crowdsourcing to flag the incident site on the map.

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Top Rated Comments

alexandr Avatar
10 months ago

Can't wait for the folks who will say "you shouldn't speed anyways." Right, like there's one person on the road that's never exceeded the ridiculously low speed limits the government wants us to follow. The government takes modern cars and wants us to drive them like we have clunkers from the 60's still. Waze and Apple wouldn't have a speed trap function if the government would get with the real world instead of their fantasy land.
you just said government 3 times in a post about speeding. just saying...
Score: 23 Votes (Like | Disagree)
countryside Avatar
10 months ago
It requires multiple reports? Hm. I get it for quality control, but in rural areas that may not happen.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Truckondo Avatar
10 months ago
Kind of lame to have it work only when you have a set destination. I know where my local Target is so why we would I need directions? The road there has a nice little curve where the police like to hide out. It would be nice to say “speed trap ahead” and having it logged then to not do it at all.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alexandr Avatar
10 months ago
man, if i try to report an accident while driving someone will be reporting about me in a minute...
Score: 15 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zanoii Avatar
10 months ago

The government takes modern cars and wants us to drive them like we have clunkers from the 60's still. Waze and Apple wouldn't have a speed trap function if the government would get with the real world instead of their fantasy land.

Following the government's speed limits is like me having to purposely throttle my 2020 Mac's speed to match that of a computer back in 1989.
No it's not. Your car might have AWD, lane assistance, auto braking, night vision and whatnot - you still need to abide by the laws of physics and the human reaction time hasn't improved by a millisecond since the 1960's.

I live in a somewhat rural area. The rate of speed tourists from the city think is appropriate tells me they've never seen a moose.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
EightBitJoe Avatar
10 months ago

Can't wait for the folks who will say "you shouldn't speed anyways."
It'll happen. This is a forum full of sanctimonious Apple users, after all.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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