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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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  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This needs to have a default setting and a user defined setting then everyone is happy. Also noticed that some fixed camera locations are not reported by the alerting function (only user reported).

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    After distance has been changed I have four speed trap tickets. I want back old distance.

  • Frank commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Law enforcement cannot speeders at detect 1-2 miles out without aircraft. People can't see on a flat surface that far and police need to be able to see the vehicle to identify it. 600 feet is an unrealistic warning. However I find this is related to when a Waze user reports the location. I have found the warning quire adequate, Plus, you can see it on the display far ahead of when the audible notification is made.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Police radar trap warnings should be expanded further out...and if you don't like going over the speed limit then get off the highway and go on a local road...highways are meant for just that high speeds...65 is ridiculous...75-80 is the norm get used to it...slow people on the highway are more of a problem than speeders are any day...these radar traps are ridiculous...police would rather do this as an easy kill than get out of their cars and catch real criminals...Waze gives you a way to fight back against unfair expensive radar traps...congrats to Waze for doing this...!

  • Subaru commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think the warning distance should vary based on speed if it isn't already. Increased warning distance for roads with higher speed limits and or based on speed of car... and maybe if a car is going 20+ miles over speed limit turn warning off as they should get a speeding ticket. Yeah, I said it!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    At least on Motorways it need to be increased!!! At 130 km/h you often encounter the police after 10 seconds after you were warned - that's really unusual.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm a 4-year American Wazer and I tend to get police location information often miles ahead, which then switches to # of feet as I get closer. Bummer is, more often than not, Officer is already gone, whichI why I advocate a feature that allows the user to "clear" a police position alert which should take effect immediately.

  • Anon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The best is to this to be a config for user to set according to his/her needs.

  • Robert commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I totally agree the warning distance needs to be expanded.
    Especially for HIDDEN reports.
    Waze isn't supporting speeding . . . and the police DO represent a hazard . . . obviously those making these comments have never had a police car turn on their light and pull right in front of you with NO warning!!!!

  • Anthony commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Earlier warning, or even configurable (X distance, or possibly time, 30 sec based on current speed).

  • Caltedde commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Now with the new measuring scanners, which all police vehicles have available.
    The warning with 500 meters of distance, no longer serve.
    It would be important to alert 1 km before.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If somebody wants to ride 80 kmh on 50 kmh, he will be doing it. And he uses radar detector, not Waze. Normal people use Waze to help not to be punished for 54 kmh on 50 kmh limit.

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