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.
There should be more Alert options.
* Be able to choose different sound-alerts for speedcams and for when you go over the limit you set for the speedlimit.
* Be able to choose distance for alerts before speedcams.
* Be able to set how loud the alerts shall sound.
This is a great app, thank you for a very good work :-)
I agree It definitely needs to be sooner
Silvano Matteoni commented
Adjust advance notice on the next exit in relation to distance and speed. After driving a lot on the highway, I have received a notification so late that I missed the exit when driving at a relatively high speed.
An outer area of 1.5 km.
Being able to change the distance you receive an alert
Such as, irhe ability to change police notifications from 0.4 miles away to receiving a notification at 1 miles
Bogdan Fedeles commented
ALERT POLICE FROM 1.5-2km PLEASE!
Get rid of vehicle on side of road alerts. Extremely annoying and useless
elena chiriac commented
I agree completly! User should have the option to choose warning distance
Chuck T. commented
This is in line with comments I have read in other places. The ability to set the "Events Radius" with both on "On route only" and a distance would be perfect.
The old version of Waze gave more distance warning for police radar locations.
Tim Smith commented
"With a clear line of sight, law enforcement can detect speeders at 1-2 miles out."
Good! Give them all tickets!
This is exactly what I think is needed. I would also like to be able set preferences for highway/interstate travel vs in town distance preferences. For example on a highway or interstate you need to be alerted of an accident an average of 10 miles ahead to make a change of course, but in city driving you may only need 1/2 mile.
It would be better to have an alert area instead of along a segment. Often on a freeway the troopers are running in both directions. and if you are going in the opposite direction of the report you will not get an alert. Police should be reported as a zone not a point.
+10000 for this suggestion.
For everyone saying driving fast is dangerous and wont get home safely, do some research first.
I agree and think the alert distance should be customizable; police alerts could be set to 1/4 mile - 3 miles before police location. And please allow me to turn off hazard warnings and keep police warnings on!
And to all you commenters saying "don't speed", "we want to get home safe too, blah blah blah": don't forget, this app gained most of its popularity for the feature of police reporting. I speed on every highway I travel; without police reports I wouldn't even use the app. So get off your high horses, stay in the right lane and let the non-zombie drivers drive. I save dozens of hours of time spent in the car every year because I speed; just because you can't drive safely at 70mph in a 55, doesn't mean I can't.
Police speed traps often stay for 30 minutes to one hour, but it disappears form waze after 15 or 30 minutes. This is hazardous to other wazers, so please increase the amount of time a warning lasts for to two hours. It can be cancelled earlier given enough (perhaps 5 or 10) not there votes.
Jon Reynolds commented
The way I see it, the alert is there so that people know there may be an officer on the side of the road, and to keep alert in order to avoid a wreck.
Nobody owes you data on speed traps. Caveat emptor, driver.
janet .. stay out the left lane and worry about your speed thanks ... we all will get home safely
If your worried about getting a speeding ticket, SLOW down. Your not the only one on the road. We all want to get home safely to our families.