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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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      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think it's a good idea to be able to locate pacing police. In front of or behind might be a bit too much. We have to keep in mind the more modifiers the more distracted driving so it should be kept simple. Add 1 button under police for "Pacing in Traffic". An algorithm in the app should calculate in average speed in that direction and apply it to the location in real time. Other Wazers reporting that police will provide updates on location if their speed is different than speed limit. Start with that and maybe adding "Pacing Other Side" button later.

      • KelleyKelley commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I think this would quickly become an officer safety issue. Those with evil intent could literally stalk and murder officers. All bad!!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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 LeeChris Lee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        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.

      • Jen98aJen98a commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        "Police reported behind you" for any report with a mile of your location.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Is impetative to add a feature to report actively pacing highway patrol for leading ahead of police or trailing behind police.

      • PhoenixofMT WazerPhoenixofMT Wazer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Negative votes!

        Read my comments on this thread:
        https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=657&t=62528&start=10#p1282135
        https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=657&t=62528&start=20#p1327638

        Also this xkcd comic:
        http://xkcd.com/1425/

        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.

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