Identify drunk driver.
Tonight I clearly saw a person who was driving drunk and was driving erraticly, swerving, etc. Identifying this for police officers would be huge so that action can be taken to get these driver's - whatever the situation (drunk or otherwise) to keep other drivers safe.
I just passed what it looked like a drunk driver and I realized it would be useful to have a button to alert other drivers about that. Thanks for having a please where I can add some suggestions!
Erratic driver. Can be used when you see a driver driving erratically. Like drunk drivers/sleepy drivers etc. When there is traffic here, some people drive on both shoulders almost hitting cars merging in from behind as well as the cars in the lane they are merging into. Since these would be moving vehicles, making it a hazard area like fog is would be better so other drivers are aware they should be extra careful. It would be even cooler if you could report a suspicious drunk driver from the app. Idk how closely Waze works with law enforcement, but it would be cool if police in the area had a way of checking that without someone physically having to call police. Some just won’t report it if it’s a hassle or others can’t drive/call at the same time.
From the CDC website:
Every day, 29 people in the United States die in motor vehicle crashes that involve an alcohol-impaired driver.1 This is one death every 50 minutes.
In 2016, 10,497 people died in alcohol-impaired driving crashes, accounting for 28% of all traffic-related deaths in the United States.1
Of the 1,233 traffic deaths among children ages 0 to 14 years in 2016, 214 (17%) involved an alcohol-impaired driver.
The annual cost of alcohol-related crashes totals more than $44 billion.
Sandy Golden commented
How about if WAZE included an option to report obvious drunk or impaired drivers so that police can get them stopped before they kill or injure innocent people. Concernedangels.org is launching a strong strategy to save lives lost to drunk drivers. Check out our strategy posted on our website just made public in October 2017. We do not solicit or accept donations. Check us out and get involved. We need extra eyes on the road to help police protect us all from drunk drivers.
David Capece commented
A user should be able to update that there is a Drunk/Dangerous/Tired driver, possibly swerving into oncoming traffic; so oncoming traffic using Waze is warned and can pull over.
Suzanne Peterson commented
I am President of Freeway Watch a nonprofit charity. Our mission is to improve highway safety by decreasing Drunk driving. We collaborated with 3m Corporation and The National Highway and Traffic Safety Admin to produce a video. Copy and paste this URL in your browser to watch it https://m.youtube.com/user/DUIhope.