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.
Anything under a 2500 ft. warning for police ahead is has questionable value. About 600 ft, where it is now is completely useless. Most radar encounters and almost all laser encounters are over that distance. Why was the alert distance reduced? Frustrating and useless! Please allow the user to custom taylor the alert distance. If not willing to do that, the standard warning for police ahead should be at least 5280ft…a mile.
Actually, most police radar units obtain a speed reading at less than 1 mile. I run with a quality radar detector at all times, in addition to using Waze. Having at least a 1 mile Waze alert for "Police Spotted" should be more than adequate in order to reduce one's speed and avoid unnecessary tickets. Please add this feature to Waze.
When I report a police officer it takes a few clicks and before I can click send I could be a half a. mile away or more. To increase the accuracy when I click on the police officer, Waze should mark the map at that time. This goes for other reports. I find that road hazards are often not accurate.
I would also like to see an adjustable reporting distance for _all_ hazards. Alternatively, send a reminder notification when the hazard or police location is very close. Presently, I may be notified over a mile away of a road hazard and completely forget about it by the time I've arrived at its location.
[ speeding is not synonymous with wreckless driving ]
also allow one to set a report delay handicap
if one's report typically shows 15 seconds (of traveling speed) after location waze should adjust where report peg is set (back in route that distance)
it's a bummer to be notified about officer ahead AFTER passing officer
provide existing report radius feature for police reporting distance
(advanced settings area, or enabling a waze expert mode to show many more options to avoid confusing sheeple)
Craig C Chen commented
It could also be, it just got reported so that may also be a cause too.
Craig C Chen commented
I think it already does that. i know I have been warned about 1000 feet or more coming to it. At least that's what it does on my Android.
Alternate suggestion: Stop speeding and putting people's lives in danger.
Just a wacky idea.
Just look at the map. If you're speeding and worried about getting caught, zoom out on the map to see farther ahead and the little policeman heads will show up.