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Nuvi 255W - directions avoiding highway travel

I have the Nuvi 255W - can I ask for directions that avoid highway travel?

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Yes, you want to select "Avoid Highways" in the Avoidances menu. Please see this link on how to acccess that function.


http://www.sharc.net/discus/messages/6/83.html?1238768270

- Jim

Posted on Oct 01, 2009

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How do i set my navigator not to take me on highways


Hello,

To avoid highways go to Tools > Settings > Navigation > Avoidance's > "here make sure that Major Roads is checked" . this will avoid highways for you.

Hope this helps!

Mar 27, 2011 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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How do i program to take popular or main route instead of shortest back road cross country route ?


Go to Tools......Settings...... Navigation..... as your Route Preference chose Faster Time

under Avoidances make sure its Enabled and Highway is NOT checked to avoid

Nov 15, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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In rural areas does not foliow most direct route


You can try and see if the right Preference is chosen on menu..... Tools ..... Settings.....Map.... under Avoidances press the Tab..... make sure you just have the correct things you want to avoid chosen if Highway is checked uncheck it.

When you travel and set a place to go to, go down the turn by turn direction before you go and see if its the way you like to travel..... if not you can go to the main menu and take a Detour, it will reroute to a different set of road

Nov 10, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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It sometimes tells me to turn the wrong way. It sometimes takes me on side streets and highways instead of main highways.


On the Nuvi units go to Tools....Settings...Navigation select Faster Time for Route Preference, and Avoidance Enable press enable make sure highways is not checked as places to avoid then click Back

Aug 14, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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Nuvi 255w stuck on Calculating 99% when a new destination is picked. Switched off and back on , still no luck. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.


Disabling the avoidances resolve this issue. To remove Avoidances - Tools -> Settings ->Navigation -> Avoidances -> Enabled and uncheck all.

Jul 15, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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My garmin nuvi takes me on roads that are clearly


on the setings you will find out to change the way how to get on the adress.
avoid secondary route ,etc etc.

Mar 20, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Bad directions


It sounds as though your avoidances is set for "Highways." From the main menu, press, "Tools" then "Settings" and then "Navigation." Press "Avoidances" and see if there is a check mark next to "Highways." If there is, press it. The check mark should disappear. Let me know if this helps.

Mar 09, 2010 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Directions never include interstates or major highways


Make sure you have the preference set to the fastest route. If that doesn't do it, make sure you don't have interstate avoidence marked.

Nov 26, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 255W GPS Receiver

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Off-Ramp errors


According to the Garmin site:

Question: Why does my nuvi route me off highways and through small side
roads?

Answer:
If your nuvi routes you off of the highway and puts you on small side
streets, usually there is a simple navigational settings change that should
resolve the issue for you.

From the 'Where to?'/'View Map' screen:

Touch the 'Wrench' icon.
Touch 'Navigation' icon.¹

On this menu there will be a 'Route Preference' and 'Avoidances' menu
option.

If you have the 'Route Preference' set to 'Shorter Distance', this may
sometimes route you off of a highway to put you on a more direct route. Try
setting the 'Route Preference' to 'Faster Time' and see if that makes a
difference in how the unit routes you.

Another setting that can be adjusted is the 'Avoidances' option, touch on
'Enabled' next to 'Avoidances'
A list of avoidances will appear, on that list if 'Highways' is checked
then the unit thinks that you do not want to travel on highways and
therefore routes you off of them. Simply uncheck the box next to 'Highways'
and that should resolve the issue.

Last modified on: 06/10/2008

I had "highways" listed, so I'm hoping this fixes my problem tomorrow.

MrsHook1949

Apr 02, 2009 | Garmin nuvi 260W GPS Receiver

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My Nuvi 300 won't use the highways


Please see this link for more info. It sounds like you have the avoidances for highways set.

http://www.fixya.com/support/t1715473-just_like_know_tell_garmin

- Jim

Nov 18, 2008 | Garmin Nuvi 370

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