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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.

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      • PhoenixofMT WazerPhoenixofMT Wazer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Negative votes!

        Read my comments on this thread:

        Also this xkcd comic:

        I'll modify my comments to say the point of reporting police position is to avoid hitting them as you pass by a traffic stop. In Montana, you can be fined for not pulling as far to the left as safely possible and slowing by 10mph as you pass a stopped cruiser with flashing lights.

        This kind of tracking would be enough to keep a development team busy for YEARS, likely with very spotty results. I'm talking about a team dedicated to the "Po-po Trakr" app, not a side feature in Waze. Not only is this request outside the core feature set of the Waze app, it would likely still be unfinished 50 years from now.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Maybe STOP SPEEDING? Waze devs, please don't waste your time on this when you could be fixing things for the people who aren't putting others' lives in danger.

      • StevenSteven commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree with Ana. This is a terrible idea. How 'bout you just don't "break the law". Simple enough, right? I also vehemently wish you'd take off the "Speed Cameras", since I'd like nothing more than seeing you assholes that blow through red lights be pulled over. That would tickle me pink, and perhaps your ticket income will help get some of those potholes fixed. Personally, I think Waze should work with the police and send data about you mega-speeder, narcissistic lane changer, red light offender F&$*ers so you get a letter from the police to show up at court. You "people" make commuting suck. Oh, and the same goes for people going 10 under the speed limit in the left lane. Send them to court too.

      • CastroBRCastroBR commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        No. Never gonna happen. The only ones that benefit from it are criminals and obviously speeders. Wanna kill someone with your irresponsible driving do it on your private road with your own family members.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        No way, cops are on the road to make them safer. Those who want this feature only want it to make breaking the law "safer" [for themselves]. The app should be connected to local police departments to make reporting reckless driving a streamlined experience. Those who want to go faster should write their local government to change the law, not break it when the po-po isn't looking.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It is not about going the speed limit. The system is set up for "speed traps." Its how the state makes money. Traffic generally flows at 10mph more than what is posted. Your system needs a post place for RADAR ALERTS! "PhantomAlerts" has this feature. It's in your app store. It allows us to tell everyone else when we see a speed trap or radar. And its legal to share the info. If you don't add this feature, you may lose some of your customer base to PhantomAlerts...Just saying.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Please, please, please add this feature. Have been thinking about this for months. A 2 mile lead/trail would be ideal. With those in front or behind you reporting as well this feature would keep constant watch.

      • RegisTRegisT commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Désactivation d'une fonctionnalité de source de foule qui profite les gens du commun? ça n'a aucun sens.

        Les humains utilisent ingéniosité. Une organisation de la planification de telles atrocités ne compter sur leurs propres éclaireurs et réseau de communication.
        Disabling a crowd source feature that benefits the common folk? makes no sense.

        Humans use ingenuity. An organization planning such atrocities would rely on their own scouts and network of communication.

      • Aurel ElardyAurel Elardy commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Bonjour,compte tenu des événements terroristes en France,il serait souhaitable de désactiver la fonction de signalement des forces de police.

        Ne soyons pas complices en aidant des gens dangereux à éviter les check points.

        Par avance merci de me répondre sur ce point.

        Pour le reste bravo pour votre application.

      • ChrisChris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agreed but this needs to roll them off after a while. Analyze the speed limit for the area. Mark the cop as driving and are the cop icon drive ten over the speed limit and fade off after 5 miles with no likes. It'd be very useful.

      • pilot wifepilot wife commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I cannot afford to spend time on my commute driving slower than everyone who is driving 25% faster than posted limits

        And my family word starve if I got one $1000 ticket

        The system is extremely UNJUST

      • Withhold SethWithhold Seth commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Waze, please provide ▪MOAR▪ detailed information to commuters

        Waze needs to show moving sheriffs, travelling police, moving highway patrol to increase the safety of those they serve.

        Show direction, velocity, acceleration, frequency, heat map, color coded aging of alert, credibilty, disallow removal by those within close proximity who are stationary, disallow removal of other alerts by those respectively stationary near other [recently] active alerts, disallow removal by those who only mark not-there, grant higher confidence to faster than herd commuters, provide ETA based on which percentile group of commuter, tie traffic alerts to marked police for better estimation of dissipation (with color coding).

        ○ sheriffs are in conspicuous vehicles in high contrast black & white

        ○ sheriffs wear uniforms to stand out from everyone else

        ○ finding sheriffs without waze is not difficult

        These high visibility vehicles inspire panic in hand-to-mouth commuters oft resulting in

        • unexpected breaking

        • truly reckless behavior

        • slowing without break lights

        • rubber-necking caused mass delays increasing risk of rear-endings

        Sheriffs driving both slower than the herd & slower than outdated posted limits benefit no one, obstruct commerce.

        These facetious requests to censor map information is inanity & unamerican. Currently Sheriff Association is the whine festival.

        ♢ criminals intent on harming sheriffs will listen to police radio to find sheriff's location.

        ♢♢ should we ban radio use?

        Less information obviously will not stop crime. Better information allows better decisions. Please don't treat everyone like criminals. Innocent until proven guilty? Remember!

        More restrictions makes no one safe. Gun licensing and firearm right-suppression undermine right to life from conception to natural death, and demonstrably increases crime. Everyone has a RIGHT TO THE TRUTH.

        The road is less safe with absurd limitations.

        %▶ if safety: 9 mph

        %▶ if pollution reduction or efficiency: 92 mph

        Fast driving is not reckless. Slow driving can be reckless.

        ▶ roads are built for commerce

        ▶ commuters pay taxes

        ▶ cities don't exist to be profitable

        ▶ citizens aren't a money tree

        Waze helps tax payers effect prudence.

        ● police should be pursuing those who perpetrate violence against others after a crime.

        ● police are not performing their sworn duty well by collecting artificial undemocratic taxes.

        ● highway patrol was created to help commuters with road-side difficulties prior to the age of wireless phones.


        ■ more information better

        ■ censoring is not better

        ■ do not treat everyone as a criminal

        ■ say NO to impoverishing efficiently driving commuters

        ■ fixed limits are outdated per se

        ■ dismiss with prejudice sheriff association inane request

        May God bless America and its internets.

      • Frank SilverFrank Silver commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Speed limits have not changed significantly since I started driving almost 50 years ago. At that time going 70 or 75 was considered flying. Today it is the average speed on most highways I have been on for the last 15 or more years as cars have improved significantly.
        Even in NYC on most highways cars travel at the speed limited by traffic with 70MPH of so being a slow average when there is no significant traffic and many cars traveling over 80. Speeding tickets are for the unlucky as virtually all drivers are exceeding the limit.
        It is time for the various legislatures to increase speed limits to the de facto speed that is being traveled. I would set the limit at 75 and enforce laws on lane use and right of way. People exceeding the limit by 10 or more miles an hour should be ticketed and people traveling in any but the rightmost lane 10 or miles an hour slower than the limit should be ticketed. I personally think they are more dangerous than the speeders.
        My personal practice is to travel in the lane with the most space in front of me. I think driving to close is the more dangerous practice.

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