police: trailing/leading (in motion vs stationary)
Reports of stationary police are nice, but reporting highway patrol on the prowl with that feature is untenable.
Please consider a feature to report actively pacing highway patrol with modifier for leading (ahead of officer), or trailing (behind officer).
There should be an option to anonymize the report should one be traveling WITH- or accelerating AWAY from- the highway patrol at speeds exceeding posted limits.
Make sure this feature is accompanied with a discontinue feature ready to push when Wazer and police part ways. Reminders to discontinue every mile.
Excellent idea! However, what about an alert for police aircraft flying overhead given that they definitely do monitor speed this way as well when weather permits. It's speeding, will then get pulled over by a stationary unit on the side of road, but it's already too late since you've already been clocked going next number of miles over the limit.
Daniel Molloy Jr. commented
User Interface: Would like to see a tag "on" or "off" when the police are in view coupled with the "trailing" / "leading". So I see one leading, add and then click again when they turn off and are no longer visible.
This would be a great feature. It could issue an alert for a certain radius (i.e. 1 - 5 miles) based upon the speed of the Wazer. As other Wazers reported the sighting as well, the location and speed would be reinforced, and the radius increased.
This will probably never become a feature.. The problem with doing this is that it's a lot more complicated than it seems. 1) By the time the report propagates across the system (i.e. gets to other Wazers) the location of the report is no longer valid (as the Police Officer has moved a significant distance down the roads). 2) It gets exponentially more difficult to predict where the officer will be at each junction they could potentially pass.
Waze could improve accuracy by allowing those in waze groups around inane-law enforcement officers or highway patrols.
Leading- and trailing, and in same wolf pack ... to reduce reporting- and publishing delay
Reports should be weighted with respect to trustworthiness or consistent reliability (and negatively weight falsely reporting not-there)
Speeding has everything to do with fuel efficiency ESPECIALLY with the NEEDLESSLY high cost of fossil fuels (biochemical solar energy storage) -- weak domestic energy policies must be corrected in favor of citizens. And poorly managed cities ought not be fleecing employed commuters
This should tie into speed trap reporting groups
more allayed commented
Turn about is fair play. Highway patrol pace victims of illicit revenue generation. Good Samaritans can easily pace unjust enforcers to return some justice to citizens.
Privacy is key to avoid selective enforcement retaliation.
Excellent idea! I've been thinking this for a while
Just paved my first roads, trailing police could work exactly the same way. Mark trailing from report menu and end it clicking icon on left side. Should be very easy to implement right away.
This would be GREAT new feature. Police patrol just drove 10km in front of me. That's real time location info for all wazers! Just click report police patrol (moving) in front / behind and offset of 20 meters or something selectable. Then option to end sending police location when patrol drives away.
Someone will always drive behind / in front of police ;)
I think three options hidden/stopped/moving. I stopped flagging moving cops because there is no use to other wazers. And I flagged this as inappropriate by mistake. I must have larger then normal thumbs.
I would not like to see too many options to choose from while I am driving. but I would like to see a stopped/moving option.
Petter Källman commented
I'd like this. Most users in my area reports police when they see them patrolling, they're rarely stationary here in my city. This would clear up some confusion.
John Harding commented
If there is an intentional 4 min delay, remove it or shorten it, or randomize it so at least most of the reports will be useful
The first part of the idea is difficult to implement but useful.
Yet the second part of you idea is for Waze to cover you up while doing something illegal... I certainly do not want to see this happening.
Juvescent Joys commented
this would be difficult in 3d however
the road is the KNOWN VECTOR
as more people participate is tracking AN officer the more reliable despite mode : coincidental or differential
This would be an excellent feature, although difficult to implement with map delays. I agree reporting should be anonymous for this feature.
not device's person commented
those fastidious about speed or leery of moving away from highway patrol could volunteer to pace switching to anonymous mode and changing the weight of report -- moreso as more Pacers report
mileage badges :)
[raising city "revenue" by culling citizenry with $2,000 tickets is wholly unamerican ]