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.
What we are aiming to do here is speed based alerters.
Jeremy DeMarco commented
It has been 12 years since this was originally posted, 5 since you replied, and I still have drivers ahead of me panic spiking their brakes because they get alerted of speed traps 600 feet from the cop. The worst part is that there's an easy solution for me as a driver: constantly looking down to check my map and physically look for the police icons, meaning I'm constantly taking my eyes off the road. I don't know why this has taken over a decade to fix, but it's literally on the front page of your feedback site. Please implement customizable distance for alerts, speed based is fine as an option just give us the ability to set it manually as well. Thank you.
Dave Stokes commented
this needs to be a minimum of 1 mile, but 2 miles would be better
Lesa Klepzig Morgan commented
It would be ideal if users could specify how far in advance they want the notification. If it must be a fixed distance (not user changeable) 1 mile notification would be better than the current approximate .4 notification.
Check what? Until 2023, there is still no Vietnamese language. Come on!!
Don't speed, simple.
Filip Dražančić commented
I can't believe this hasn't been addressed yet. This needs to be fixed asap. You are having drivers panic-braking because the alert is coming in the last moment or too late. Are you really this oblivious to a problem that is so easily fixable????
James E commented
The object of waze isn’t to go out & break the law. If you’re driving 10+ over depending on the State you can get a reckless driving ticket , arrested, & or have your vehicle towed. As long as you’re not breaking the law by speeding then it shouldn’t matter when you’re warned. Unless you’re the type of person that prefers to put ppl & their families in danger. Just takes one mistake to lose control while speeding which can lead to manslaughter or permanent injuries. The only reason why i like the warning is that it means there may end up being slowdowns from ppl getting themselves back to being closer to the speed limit.
Yurii Mykhailiuta commented
Anything of this kind, is greater than nothing. I’m grateful as it is, to have Waze.
it's necessary for the user to configure the warning distance for different types of reports
why isnt there a police warning on the local roads?
Jorge Spoerer commented
Are you still there Waze...??
why when i drive at night my road colors are mostly black where as when i drive during the day, the roads are in color
Wiliam Righi commented
3 years in the roadmap? You must be kidding
I don't need increased distance and I rarely do the limit - I just pay attention to the traffic ahead.
Rick England commented
This is the whole point of Waze, and needs user customization for police alert distance as soon as possible. App is virtually useless without it 😕
Noah Garrison commented
Personally, I'd like to see this as a configurable option (i.e., How far ahead do you want to receive warnings for reported police? Options: far, mid, near, custom distance, speed-based). Bonus points if you can set this per notification type.
Kristine Venezia commented
Very nice, but folks download the app for more distance. Since users are in the front line posting warnings, the least this app can do is allow more distance, otherwise what’s the point? I can use google maps which is more accurate. Speed based? Gimme a break. Fix it!!
I'm not sure how critical this needs to be. The majority of the time someone reports Police where I drive, no one is there. Almost as if they reported a cop after they pulled someone over, in which case they aren't going to mess with you unless they have backup nearby.
Christopher Hartman commented
Its 2022. Where is this update? I'm getting tired of looking at the Waze map for Police markings..... because the alerts are useless.
Pablo Federico Ruiz Diaz Ríos commented
Allow customization for the alerts, for example, a pothole that is warned 2 kilometers before where the user is now, is useless, because you will forget that, in that case 100 meters before will be more useful.
Police warnings can be useful 4 kilometers ahead no 500 meters before.
And so on.