School zone popup with new map update

 

Couple of days ago I finally got around to doing the map update to my Garmin. Ever since, I keep getting this popup on my screen for Watch for children. I always drive through a school zone when leaving mu house. I have always gotten the normal school zone yellow banner on the top of the screen and the dingle. But now I get this watch for children box and it does not go away or clear. I have to physically push the button for close. In an time where distracted driving is a problem, why would they have a box that covers the whole screen and will NOT go away until you touch it. But, why all of a sudden am I getting this box? Only happens the first time I drive into this school zone per start up. If I drive down that street again, without turning off the garmin, it does not popup again. It also only happens on this street. If I'm returning home and pass through another school zone, this does not happen. Why is this happening and how do I make it go away?

https://i.postimg.cc/kGYMz9bJ/2019-09-13-13-31-48.jpg

Which School?

What's the school address and direction of travel?

I'll see if I can reproduce your issue on my DriveAssist 50

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I found this on Google

Well, you're not alone as a Google search came up with this link:

https://www.crutchfield.com/S-26dDqTWOCbn/learn/putting-gps-...

Interestingly, it is also a DriveSmart, although a 51. My DriveLuxe 51 has never shown this (unless I, or the original owner of my used DriveLuxe, disabled it) although it does do the standard alert for school zones so it'll be interesting to see how many models have this "feature." I must admit that I agree with dbusguy in that I don't like a required touch to clear the warning to again be able to view the map. Both your image and the link I offer show it with a "0" meter or feet warning. Does your warning start at some positive distance that counts down to 0 as you approach it?

From what you say, your DriveSmart didn't do this until you updated to the current map, right?

Never seen that on my DRIVE

Never seen that on my DRIVE 51 and I drive past 2 or 3 schools every day. That makes me glad I got the DRIVE and not the DRIVESMART!

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CraigW wrote:

Well, you're not alone as a Google search came up with this link:

https://www.crutchfield.com/S-26dDqTWOCbn/learn/putting-gps-...

Interestingly, it is also a DriveSmart, although a 51. My DriveLuxe 51 has never shown this (unless I, or the original owner of my used DriveLuxe, disabled it) although it does do the standard alert for school zones so it'll be interesting to see how many models have this "feature." I must admit that I agree with dbusguy in that I don't like a required touch to clear the warning to again be able to view the map. Both your image and the link I offer show it with a "0" meter or feet warning. Does your warning start at some positive distance that counts down to 0 as you approach it?

From what you say, your DriveSmart didn't do this until you updated to the current map, right?

You are correct. Just started with the 2020.20 update.

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WAASup wrote:

What's the school address and direction of travel?

I'll see if I can reproduce your issue on my DriveAssist 50

Drive north on Holt towards South Bend. Warning pops up before Sheridan. The rev center has a school behind it.
Hope this works

https://goo.gl/maps/n3mVTGJeWkJN36JS8

Well

dbusguy wrote:

You are correct. Just started with the 2020.20 update.

I suspect it was a software update rather than the map update that did this.

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Started 2020.10 Or Earlier

dbusguy wrote:
CraigW wrote:

Well, you're not alone as a Google search came up with this link:

https://www.crutchfield.com/S-26dDqTWOCbn/learn/putting-gps-...

Interestingly, it is also a DriveSmart, although a 51. My DriveLuxe 51 has never shown this (unless I, or the original owner of my used DriveLuxe, disabled it) although it does do the standard alert for school zones so it'll be interesting to see how many models have this "feature." I must admit that I agree with dbusguy in that I don't like a required touch to clear the warning to again be able to view the map. Both your image and the link I offer show it with a "0" meter or feet warning. Does your warning start at some positive distance that counts down to 0 as you approach it?

From what you say, your DriveSmart didn't do this until you updated to the current map, right?

You are correct. Just started with the 2020.20 update.

I don't think that that is correct. I have been getting that on my DriveSmart 51 since 2020.10 if not before. I live ~400 yards from a school on the list and the pop-up only occurs on one (of three) approaches to the school. One item different on that approach is that it occurs shortly after startup and before the groggy GPS has thrown up it's first map. The pop-up also goes away shortly after passing the school.