Junction Arrows History

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Junction Arrows


When you select a segment, you can set the turns by clicking the arrows at the junction(s) with other segments. These arrows are also called Turn restrictions or TR.

In General:

  • A green arrow means Allowed
  • A yellow arrow means it is Partially Restricted (time or vehicle-type based)
  • A red arrow with the circle-slash icon means Restricted

Clicking an arrow toggles between Allowed and Restricted (or, between Partially and Fully Restricted).

Soft turns

Each arrow must be set correctly for Waze to route correctly. Initial turn restrictions on roads that are imported by Waze, are set automatically by the Waze routing engine. At the moment these are called Soft Turns. They are not yet confirmed manually by an editor and you can recognize them at the little question mark next to it. The soft turns can be altered by the routing engine, based on the driving activity. Manually set turns will never be altered by the routing engin. Unfortunately, both automatic and manually restricted turns are represented by red arrows and cannot be distinguished. Currently, when you use the option to enable all turns, it will not fully change the routing from automatic to manual setting, leaving possible so called RevCons. To clear these, select the junction with the mouse. Then, in the left menu pane, click the link to "Disallow all turns" and then "Allow all turns". Alternately you can use the keyboard shortcuts, by pressing the letter q to disallow all connections, followed by w to allow all connections.

See the section set allowed turns in the global Wiki for more information.
Use the Toolbox to make Soft Turns visible.
See the also global page on Soft and hard turns.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Keyboard Shortcuts for junction arrowsː

Press s to separate overlapping arrows.
Press a to make arrows transparent or opaque, so you can see beneath them or click items under them
Press q to disallow all turns
Press w to allow all turns
Press ⇧ Shift+z to toggle between seeing the turns for one segement, or seeing all restricted turns (red arrows) for all junctions in your screen. Don't forget to toggle back if actually setting the junction arrows on a segment.

Turn Instruction Overrides


Turn Instruction Overrides (TIO) is a feature in the WME which allows editors to manually set a turn arrow to give a non-default text and verbal instruction to the driver making that turn through a junction.
Use only when necessary, otherwise leave Waze Selected.

The JAI-script can be used to display the angles of connected segments.

For an explanation of the Instructions check the Road shield page.

Note: The micro-dogleg (mDL) technique was used in the past for altering the angle of junction segments, which affects turn instructions. The TIO replaces the mDL technique as the standard way for forcing turn instructions.

Difficult turn

We don't use Difficult turn in the Netherlands, leave it on No.

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