Complete Standstill? How about Stop and Go.

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Complete Standstill? How about Stop and Go.

Postby bigbear3764 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:57 pm

What if the jam were in the other direction? Have seen this several times, you go by the jam and its gone or lightened up. Those are the times I would like to report yes, it is still a standstill or no, it has cleared up.


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Re: Complete Standstill? How about Stop and Go.

Postby CBenson » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:37 pm

clarity99 wrote:Traffic reported as "complete standstill" is WAY too prevalent, and flat our wrong 99% of the time. If traffic was really stopped, I wouldn't go there, but most of the time it just means it's a little slow.

Don't know where you are, but there are enough wazers where I am (Washington DC region) that if traffic is truly stopped, the road will be dark red. The problem with the user reports is exactly what you state, traffic is stop and go. Where traffic was stopped 30 seconds ago it may be flowing now.
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Complete Standstill? How about Stop and Go.

Postby clarity99 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:02 am

Traffic reported as "complete standstill" is WAY too prevalent, and flat our wrong 99% of the time. If traffic was really stopped, I wouldn't go there, but most of the time it just means it's a little slow.

In my area "Stop and Go", or "Slow and Go" is much more common, and represents a big difference from "Heavy Traffic". I would really like to see this option.

Otherwise, this is an awesome App! I just hope it doesn't get abused too much by all of the spam reports :(
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Re: Complete Standstill? How about Stop and Go.

Postby OldGnome » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:16 pm

clarity99 wrote:Traffic reported as "complete standstill" is WAY too prevalent, and flat our wrong 99% of the time. If traffic was really stopped, I wouldn't go there, but most of the time it just means it's a little slow.

In my area "Stop and Go", or "Slow and Go" is much more common, and represents a big difference from "Heavy Traffic". I would really like to see this option.

Otherwise, this is an awesome App! I just hope it doesn't get abused too much by all of the spam reports :(

Unfortunately, the accuracy of the situation is still entirely dependent on people making the right choice. As long as the current options are used, I can make my own decision based on how drivers in the area seem to report traffic. I admit I don't often use "complete standstill" much at all, but if others are reporting that, I will still avoid the area when I can.
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Re: Complete Standstill? How about Stop and Go.

Postby thesuperzman » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:07 pm

I never use stand-still. Because I don't consider stop and go at a stand-still. I agree the stop and go would be good. I also might suggest some definition of moderate or heavy traffic.
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Re: Complete Standstill? How about Stop and Go.

Postby TurnpikeWarrior » Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:24 pm

well - I think what Waze did makes sense - Moderate/Heavy/Standstill.

if your traffic is stop-and-go but moving very slow... it's obviously heavy and we can see the highway color-coding & speed of traffic and then make an appropriate decision beforehand.

Standstill would be, well, the entire traffic at complete stop because cops blocked off the entire road due to nasty accident or whatsoever.

If there is a growing number of inaccurate traffic jam reports... perhaps there should be an "UNDO" button.
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Complete Standstill? How about Stop and Go.

Postby yrrabsille » Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:53 pm

TurnpikeWarrior wrote:well - I think what Waze did makes sense - Moderate/Heavy/Standstill.

if your traffic is stop-and-go but moving very slow... it's obviously heavy and we can see the highway color-coding & speed of traffic and then make an appropriate decision beforehand.

Standstill would be, well, the entire traffic at complete stop because cops blocked off the entire road due to nasty accident or whatsoever.

If there is a growing number of inaccurate traffic jam reports... perhaps there should be an "UNDO" button.


I completely agree, Standstill should only be used in those really nasty situations.

Traffic situations can change so fast that I wonder if it might be possible to upgrade/downgrade someone else's report in the pop-up? If you approach a traffic report and the conditions have changed, you could just update the report rather than generate a new report and clutter the map.


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