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Waze for iOS and Android Now Alerts for Rail Crossings in Canada and Beyond

Waze has announced the global launch of Railroad Crossing Alerts, now available to iOS and Android users in Canada and beyond. The Google-owned company says they are seeing many users return to the roads after the COVID-19 closures and this new feature will make it safer by "highlighting the potential risks associated with driving over railroad crossings." Waze says railroad crossing alerts were added based on recommendations from the US Senate and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to app-based platforms, as part of an effort to reduce the number of deaths involving drivers at railroad crossings. According to Waze, the company used the publicly available database of US rail crossings from the US Federal Railroad Administration, while the function was a...