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Detour Prevention Mechanisms

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Waze routing includes a mechanism to prevent routing off a highway/freeway only to be routed right back on the same highway/freeway. The assumption is that drivers will prefer to remain on the highway/freeway even if Waze calculates that taking a series of ramps or other collector/distributor roads is slightly faster or shorter.
=== {{@|Criteria}} ===
Waze routing will reduce the chances of a detour off a highway/freeway and back on that same highway/freeway when '''all''' of the following conditions are met:
:A {{u|"detour"}} is defined as a series of segments in middle of a route which do not contain the same name as segments on either side of them in the same route.