Sorry to upset all of the folks asking for more features to warn of police presence but this is a childish feature which should be removed. Waze is a great app and you would be best served by taking the "high road" and promoting the app as an aid to road safety by making drivers aware of road situations and hazards. But many wazers like me have their kids also driving and I am just waiting with dread for the day that a fellow wazer tells a drunken driver how to avoid a policeman and then that drunk driver kills the wazer's kid. The police are mainly there for our safety - protect our kids and don't tell dangerous drivers where the police are!!
Kent Smith commented
Nice idea, but people will simply use the standard police indicator.
Shawn Franchi commented
Please remove the option to report hidden police vehicles. Reporting visible police vehicles being used to close lanes of traffic, etc. make sense to be something to warn motorists about, but warning about hidden police vehicles makes no sense. If the vehicles are "hidden", then the idea is probably that public safety wants to observe the way vehicles are operated when people don't know they are being seen. Having reports of such things just seems to waste taxpayer money being spent by allowing Wazers in stolen vehicles, with arrest warrants, or otherwise in violation of laws to avoid detection. Unless Waze has plans to compensate the victims of criminals or traffic violators who avoided detection via Waze, their abetment is irresponsible.
Fernando Daher Marques commented
The " police report " should be removed . Certainly criminals use these alerts to divert possible police blockades .
Thomas Fisher (Fish1552) commented
First, it is NOT a crime to report the location of an officer. If you think it is, you need to read up a bit on "public domain".
Second, the feature is handy for multiple reasons.
1) to allow drivers to move over into one of the lanes to the left because the "police report" may be that one has someone stopped and many states have "Move Over" laws.
2) the reaction of many drivers when seeing a cop is to slam on the brakes. Knowing ahead of time allows you to position yourself to allow for bad reactions from other drivers, like those speeding who may be hauling something that does not react well to having the brakes slammed on.
As prior law enforcement, I have no problem with the issue. Many times, sitting on the side of the road was just a deterrent and having people slow down because I was there was simply the point. It had the affect I intended so what do I care. Hell, in my area, half the departments even announce on the news where they were having speed traps set up that morning. It's simply a deterrent.
Waze is a great app, and I especially value the feature to warn others of hazard along the way. But the Police are a hazard!
This feature does not only help speeders to avoid speed traps, but also help dunk drivers to avoid the capture, allowing them to drive on and potentially killing someone further along.
Helping speeders, dunk drivers and maybe even wanted criminals to avoid the police is not making the roads safer.
I hope you agree, and remove this feature in future updates.
In light of all the killings of cops, I would recommend that Waze remove the ability to report where cops are stationed at.
Please sop identifying Police locations!!! Let's keep our Police Officers SAFE!
Withhold Seth commented
WAZE, PLEASE PROVIDE ▪MOAR▪ DETAILED INFORMATION TO COMMUTERS
WAZE NEEDS TO SHOW MOVING SHERIFFS, TRAVELLING POLICE, MOVING HIGHWAY PATROL TO INCREASE THE SAFETY OF THOSE THEY SERVE.
SHOW DIRECTION, VELOCITY, ACCELERATION, FREQUENCY, HEAT MAP, COLOR CODED AGING OF ALERT, CREDIBILTY, DISALLOW REMOVAL BY THOSE WITHIN CLOSE PROXIMITY WHO ARE STATIONARY, DISALLOW REMOVAL OF OTHER ALERTS BY THOSE RESPECTIVELY STATIONARY NEAR OTHER [RECENTLY] ACTIVE ALERTS, DISALLOW REMOVAL BY THOSE WHO ONLY MARK NOT-THERE, GRANT HIGHER CONFIDENCE TO FASTER THAN HERD COMMUTERS, PROVIDE ETA BASED ON WHICH PERCENTILE GROUP OF COMMUTER, TIE TRAFFIC ALERTS TO MARKED POLICE FOR BETTER ESTIMATION OF DISSIPATION (WITH COLOR CODING).
○ SHERIFFS ARE IN CONSPICUOUS VEHICLES IN HIGH CONTRAST BLACK & WHITE
○ SHERIFFS WEAR UNIFORMS TO STAND OUT FROM EVERYONE ELSE
○ FINDING SHERIFFS WITHOUT WAZE IS NOT DIFFICULT
THESE HIGH VISIBILITY VEHICLES INSPIRE PANIC IN HAND-TO-MOUTH COMMUTERS OFT RESULTING IN
• UNEXPECTED BREAKING
• TRULY RECKLESS BEHAVIOR
• SLOWING WITHOUT BREAK LIGHTS
• RUBBER-NECKING CAUSED MASS DELAYS INCREASING RISK OF REAR-ENDINGS
SHERIFFS DRIVING BOTH SLOWER THAN THE HERD & SLOWER THAN OUTDATED POSTED LIMITS BENEFIT NO ONE, OBSTRUCT COMMERCE.
THESE FACETIOUS REQUESTS TO CENSOR MAP INFORMATION IS INANITY & UNAMERICAN. CURRENTLY SHERIFF ASSOCIATION IS THE WHINE FESTIVAL.
♢ CRIMINALS INTENT ON HARMING SHERIFFS WILL LISTEN TO POLICE RADIO TO FIND SHERIFF'S LOCATION.
♢♢ SHOULD WE BAN RADIO USE?
LESS INFORMATION OBVIOUSLY WILL NOT STOP CRIME. BETTER INFORMATION ALLOWS BETTER DECISIONS. PLEASE DON'T TREAT EVERYONE LIKE CRIMINALS. INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY? REMEMBER!
MORE RESTRICTIONS MAKES NO ONE SAFE. GUN LICENSING AND FIREARM RIGHT-SUPPRESSION UNDERMINE RIGHT TO LIFE FROM CONCEPTION TO NATURAL DEATH, AND DEMONSTRABLY INCREASES CRIME. EVERYONE HAS A RIGHT TO THE TRUTH.
THE ROAD IS LESS SAFE WITH ABSURD LIMITATIONS.
%▶ IF SAFETY: 9 MPH
%▶ IF POLLUTION REDUCTION OR EFFICIENCY: 92 MPH
FAST DRIVING IS NOT RECKLESS. SLOW DRIVING CAN BE RECKLESS.
▶ ROADS ARE BUILT FOR COMMERCE
▶ COMMUTERS PAY TAXES
▶ CITIES DON'T EXIST TO BE PROFITABLE
▶ CITIZENS AREN'T A MONEY TREE
WAZE HELPS TAX PAYERS EFFECT PRUDENCE.
● POLICE SHOULD BE PURSUING THOSE WHO PERPETRATE VIOLENCE AGAINST OTHERS AFTER A CRIME.
● POLICE ARE NOT PERFORMING THEIR SWORN DUTY WELL BY COLLECTING ARTIFICIAL UNDEMOCRATIC TAXES.
● HIGHWAY PATROL WAS CREATED TO HELP COMMUTERS WITH ROAD-SIDE DIFFICULTIES PRIOR TO THE AGE OF WIRELESS PHONES.
■ MORE INFORMATION BETTER
■ CENSORING IS NOT BETTER
■ DO NOT TREAT EVERYONE AS A CRIMINAL
■ SAY NO TO IMPOVERISHING EFFICIENTLY DRIVING COMMUTERS
■ FIXED LIMITS ARE OUTDATED PER SE
■ DISMISS WITH PREJUDICE SHERIFF ASSOCIATION INANE REQUEST
MAY GOD BLESS AMERICA AND ITS INTERNETS.
AS A HIGHWAY PATROLLER MYSELF
THIS WAZE WHINING IS BOGUS
LEAVE THIS FEATURES INTACT.
COMPLAIN TO YOUR MUNICIPALITY: STOP FLEECING TAX PAYERS. SPEEDING IS INFREQUENTLY RECKLESS
AS A HIGHWAY PATROLLER MYSELF
PLEASE STOP FLEECING TAX PAYERS. SPEEDING IS INFREQUENTLY RECKLESS.
WE ARE NOT AMUSED BY $1000 TICKETS
PROTECT AND _SERVE_
NOT STALK AND FLEECE
THIS WAZE WHINING IS BOGUS
DO YOU MEAN "SUSPICIOUS?" AND HAVE YOU EVER SEEN AN ACCIDENT WHERE SOMEONE WAS SPEEDING AND SLAMMED INTO ANOTHER VEHICLE? NO. IT'S A HORRIBLE SCENE. IT LEAVES YOU WITH NIGHTMARES.
PLEASE STOP POSTING POLICE LOCATIONS! IT DOES NOT MAKE ME FEEL SAFE TO BE ON DUTY AND SEEING MYSELF POSTED AS A "POLICE TRAP" WHEN REALLY I AM BUSY HELPING SOMEONE WHO IS BROKEN DOWN AND NEEDS MY HELP, OR IF I'M TRYING TO MAKE THE ROAD SAFER!! I WANT TO GO HOME SAFELY TO MY FAMILY AND NOT BE SHOT OR RAN OVER BY SOMEONE WHO FOUND MY LOCATION ON WAZE! IF YOU REALLY NEED THE LOCATION OF POLICE, SO YOU CAN GO SLOW AROUND US, THEN SPEED UP AFTERWARD, THEN YOU SHOULDN'T BE DRIVING!!!!! SPEEDERS KILL OTHER PEOPLE AND THEMSELVES AND WE ARE HERE TO PREVENT CAR ACCIDENTS BY STOPPING YOU!
Please stop trolling.
Richard Rubin commented
Most Waze user are safe drivers. A small segment of bad drivers use the location of police to facilitate speeding and other hazardous behavior that actually causes death and injury. If Waze does not want to do any harm we should stop this process.
PLEASE DON'T ALLOW OFFICER LOCATION ANYMORE!! IT'S A HUGE SAFETY ISSUE AND OFFICER'S CAN BE KILLED!!
A police car on the side of the road is a hazard just the same as a regular stopped car is. It is good to know not only to slow down, but to to prepare to pull over into another lane in states that require doing so.
Most dumpest enhansment request. You have a problem boy. Listen. It's not your business and you can't judge others for their behavior. If you don't speed. Don't and stay on the right. That's all what I can say to you