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.
Chris this is not true. All you have to do if I report that the police is ahead of me in my direction Waze already shows my icon moving down the highway just move the police I come along with it and give me the ability to disconnect it when me and the police go separate directions
Chris Lee commented
Technically impossible. Waze works by people marking the location, but moving objects are too hard to track. Ok, we could ask the police if we can fit trackers. Maybe waze can have a officer on patrol option, so waze tracks the officer. Once we have that the next step is the 'safe to commit burglary' option that alerts you when they are near.
"Police reported behind you" for any report with a mile of your location.
Add a feature of moving or standstill
Is impetative to add a feature to report actively pacing highway patrol for leading ahead of police or trailing behind police.
Police- I would like to see as option if Police is on roadway and in which way.
PhoenixofMT Wazer commented
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.
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.
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.
Ana Paola Villalva Braga commented
It shouldn't be any police alerts at all! Who's scared of cops? It would be better to have a criminal alert!
+10000 for this suggestion.
For everyone saying driving fast is dangerous and wont get home safely, do some research first.
David B commented
This is exactly what I came on to suggest! This is a great idea.
google doesn't care commented
Great idea. I already use the feature to mark patrol circuits
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.
Exactly what I was coming on here to suggest! I say yes!
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.
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.
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.
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 Elardy commented
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.