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Increase police warning distance

Waze users are warned of speed traps or police presence only about 600 feet ahead of time. This is far too late of a warning. With a clear line of sight, law enforcement can detect speeders at 1-2 miles out.

By the time the Waze warning pops up, you could have already been detected.

This feature – while very well intentioned and thought out – is useless with so little warning.

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      • Chuck T. commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is in line with comments I have read in other places. The ability to set the "Events Radius" with both on "On route only" and a distance would be perfect.

      • Tim Smith commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "With a clear line of sight, law enforcement can detect speeders at 1-2 miles out."

        Good! Give them all tickets!

      • Jason commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be better to have an alert area instead of along a segment. Often on a freeway the troopers are running in both directions. and if you are going in the opposite direction of the report you will not get an alert. Police should be reported as a zone not a point.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree and think the alert distance should be customizable; police alerts could be set to 1/4 mile - 3 miles before police location. And please allow me to turn off hazard warnings and keep police warnings on!

        And to all you commenters saying "don't speed", "we want to get home safe too, blah blah blah": don't forget, this app gained most of its popularity for the feature of police reporting. I speed on every highway I travel; without police reports I wouldn't even use the app. So get off your high horses, stay in the right lane and let the non-zombie drivers drive. I save dozens of hours of time spent in the car every year because I speed; just because you can't drive safely at 70mph in a 55, doesn't mean I can't.

      • Jon Reynolds commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The way I see it, the alert is there so that people know there may be an officer on the side of the road, and to keep alert in order to avoid a wreck.

        Nobody owes you data on speed traps. Caveat emptor, driver.

      • mojo commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        janet .. stay out the left lane and worry about your speed thanks ... we all will get home safely

      • Janet commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If your worried about getting a speeding ticket, SLOW down. Your not the only one on the road. We all want to get home safely to our families.

      • Sherlock McGyver commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        In fact, many times there is no warning, especially if there are multiple reports in succession, only one will be reported, which requires the user to be distracted yet again by touching the symbol in order to give it a thumbs up, etc.

      • Jim commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Should also be based on speed - more distance warning at 65mph vs 25mph

      • chris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree, increase cop alert range and allow more user customization. For example, be able to turn off vehicle on side of the road alerts. Also, when reporting cops, be able to report cops who already have someone pulled over versus cops running a speed trap.

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