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?

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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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DriveAssist 50 (stolen), Nüvi 2595LMT

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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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

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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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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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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

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.

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Interesting will have to check it out

I hear you....

same with me.

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RKF (Bethesda, MD) Garmin Nuvi 660, 360 & Street Pilot

Not update yet, will check

Not update yet, will check it.

Updated the map when it

Updated the map when it first came out. I haven't seen any school zone notices on my 3590. Either I haven't been close enough to a school or it isn't available for my GPS.

I think this only applies to

I think this only applies to the DRIVE or DRIVExxxx series.

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I never get lost, but I do explore new territory every now and then.

School Zones

School Zones seem to be rather haphazardly added to a map. In Edmonton they started showing up ~ 4 years ago but many schools are not included.. yet. And now, all playgrounds are 30 KPH 7 days a week from 0730 to 2100 and some.. include a school So the whole thing is a mess and one can not blame the map makers to throw up their hands in frustration.

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Lives in Edmonton AB A volunteer driver for Drive Happiness.ca and uses a 2689 to find my way.

Thanks y'all

Y'all gave me things to try and look for. I can confirm it does show a countdown to the school zone and if I'm not too impatient and leave it alone, it will clear on it's own. It does happen right after start up and I drive immediately. Yes the regular map has not fired up, hence this pop up warning. If I delay in driving or open the map, this does not pop up. And finally, this did not exist on 2020.10 and did start with the install of 2020.20. While this does not match with everybody else, this is how mine preforms.

Thanks y'all for the chat and suggestions. We've got this one resolved and answered for users in the future.

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dbusguy wrote:

And finally, this did not exist on 2020.10 and did start with the install of 2020.20. While this does not match with everybody else, this is how mine preforms.

I'm sure it did for you but that would be due to getting a software update at the same time as the map update wink

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Where there's a will ... there's a way ... DriveSmart50LMT-D, Nuvi 2508LMT-D, 1490LMT, 1310, Montana 650T, Etrex 20

Don't use my

Garmin too often in the city, but when I have used it, the school zone warning comes up but only within certain hours. later in the evenings it does not pop up. They must have time limits embedded in the program.

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Nuvi 350 long gone, Nuvi 855LMT, Nuvi 2797LMT, SmartDrive 50 LMT-HD, 3790LMT now my daughters. Using Windows 10. DashCam A108C with GPS.