disable "not there" for abusers or non-contributers
For those who harass police sighting users of waze by FALSELY clicking "not there" the button clicking privilege ought be revoked until they are other than counterproductive
identify them by their sole use of police related report by not-thefe and entire lack of contributing reports
Also detect stationary officers who not-there themselves
The cops are removing them for the simple fact that the alerts help curtail their revenue gathering activities. There is nothing right or good about speed traps. Speed limits don't create a safer drive and tickets don't curtail speeding. It's extortion plain and simple.
I'm pretty sure the majority of Waze users appreciate this feature. The bootlickers among us apparently don't. If I were Waze I would aim to please the majority of my customers.
Suggestion: An alert has to be up for say, 20-30 minutes before anyone can "not there" it.
I completely agree with you be sure. I hate people who falsely report the cops as not there, when they are. No one is attacking highway patrol lol.
I'm sorry but with the amount of attacks currently on police officers I will keep reporting "not there" until the day I die. People should not know where the cops are because there are too many people that mean them harm!
Most police reports are wrong and annoying. I will "Not There" them until you take "Not There" out of my cold dead hands.
Rich L commented
I have to tolerate listening to "Police reported ahead" DOZENS of times on my way to and from work... and these are people reporting police that are in motion, most often on motorcycles simply riding to and from work themselves.
Of the police reports that I encounter, 90% (or more) are invalid.
I wait until I reach the reported location, and tag "not there" because they are not there.
Same for "vehicle stopped on shoulder"... most are invalid, or the vehicle is so far to the side of the road so as to be absolutely no hazard to traffic.
I RARELY report vehicles on shoulder.
I report accidents or vehicles stopped ON the road when I can.
I never report police, because in metropolitan areas, the CHP does not "hide"... They are on patrol and constantly moving.
Waze guidance is that moving police should NOT be reported.
In Los Angeles, we should rarely if ever see "Police reported ahead" when on a freeway.
If they have someone pulled over, report the vehicle on shoulder... the cop is not interested in you unless you do something REALLY boneheaded, he's already got someone.
This properly implemented will silence the SPECIOUS claims in forum https://www.waze.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=126370&p=1016343#p1016343 ..
The BASELESS claim is sheriff saferty.
The OBVIOUS issue is reduction of "city revenue".
Prior waze iterations had user created groups. Popular among them were a set of "SpeedTrapSpotting" geographically started by one well traveled user. Nearly quoting:
Speed has nothing to do with safety else 15mph, and nothing to do with efficiency else 88mph.
Reckless driving and Exceeding the speed limit are self evidently NOT synonymous
I agree... I also posted a suggestion that they color code the reports to show aging instead of having to click on the cop icon to see how old the report is it would be red for older than 20 mins or green for reported in past 10 mins
Easy for them to track: If someone reports a cop(or anything, for that matter) as "not there", but a subsequent Wazer reports it as being there a short time later, this would indicate a false report & that person could have their credibility cut down. I assumed Waze was already doing this-giving more credibility by the point count and/or the number of "thanks" they get, and conversely reducing credibility by the number of false reports. Would make sense.
How often does this happen?
How would Waze determine who is abusing and who is reporting properly? I'm not sure how this could be practically implemented.
a Not there button or even a cleared button for accidents which have cleared, or Traffic Jams which cleared would be nice.
Be Sure commented
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