Waze is a viable and successful alternative option to Google Maps on your smart device. If you use Google Maps routing function, you know, when the British woman read directions to you as you're driving and sometimes, calmly, tells you to move into the far left lane at the very last minute; then you may want to consider trying out Waze
Waze has been reviewed by
as having greater traffic accuracy than Google or Apple Maps. The app's traffic data is crowdsourced, so even obstructions in the road, like a muffler or a fallen branch, will be reported by fellow drivers and the app will notify you of the upcoming hazard. Waze might even notify you of an upcoming Police speed trap. Download the app, and try it out.
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Download the app for Android here...