ploben wrote: tonestertm wrote:
ploben wrote:In 9 months I have yet to thumb up a police report from other users. Its either a bad report or the cops here in CT are using Waze and getting smart.
I enthusiastically thumbs-upped a correctly placed Police Report one week ago, as I'm almost certain it saved me from a ticket on an open stretch of highway. The police car was stationary, in a position completely invisible to traffic in my direction, until it was too late.
And now, back to Jolly Drivers! I was certainly a lot happier after that experience.
Any report, especially reports on high speed roads, I appreciate greatly for the warning and already thumb up. Saved my ass yesterday on 91 when someone lost a suitcase full of clothes. My passengers were extremely impressed that my "GPS" warned me of the clothes in the middle of the highway.
And for road hazards such as stopped vehicles and objects, that's great.
But moving police (or ANY moving obstruction, such as a driver doing 20 under) should not be reported. As indicated in another thread, it takes 4 minutes for the report to be processed and fed back to the live map. By that time, the moving officer (or jolly driver) has traveled 2-5 miles and is no longer a valid report at that location
So yes, every "police" report that pops up, I wait until I can confirm he's not on the side of the road, and I hit "Not there" to discourage future reports of moving officers. Likewise, I see a lot of "police" reports when they have someone pulled over or are working an accident. What is more important to drivers... the accident or vehicles on the shoulder, or the cop that is already busy and is not going to be concerned about passing vehicles other than his safety. For those situations, I report the accident or "Vehicle on shoulder"... not the cop.
Please, if the report is of a cop, wait until you can confirm that they are in fact there before sending the thumbs up.