Waze app rolling out changes that could extend your commute

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Millions of drivers use the Waze app to get around their hometown or when navigating a new city.

Just recently, the app began making some changes in the name of safety.

For example, the app will no longer direct drivers to cross over or turn through intersections without a stop sign or light. Some drivers have dubbed the move a “suicide straight.”

Another recommendation Waze is planning to remove will be the suggestion for a left turn through multi-lane traffic, without a light.

Waze’s Amber Kirby told CBS News in a recent report that going forward “the app may sacrifice a little time for safety.” The end result? As you’re routed to a slower, safer path, you may have a few minutes added to your commute.

Waze is also working on a new, potentially controversial change that would alert drivers to routes in “high crime” areas.

Click here to read more at CBSNews.com.