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Re: are police there?

Postby Mr_GO_HERD » Tue Mar 19, 2013 3:56 am

I usually click that they are there when it comes to police becuase better safe then sorry... getting a ticket that is. :)
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Re: are police there?

Postby jmp316 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 4:08 am

Spil wrote:
AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
DaveHolzmann wrote:(Could be the police are using Waze and marking themselves as "Not There"... in order to keep their presence somewhat of a surprise.)

That's been suggests before and not something I think can be easily done, but I've not tried this, so I'm not totally confident. The only way to tap "not there" is to have the police "ahead of you" on your route. So if they were running Waze, they'd have to be moving to tap Not There. They could have some coordination going on with someone else doing it for them, but I doubt they are going through that amount of effort.

In addition to that problem ... if they're just sitting there and not moving, Waze will shut down after the inactivity timeout (which is 5-10 minutes, don't remember for sure), so they'd have to keep re-starting Waze. Also, they would be polluting the speed data for the segment that they were last on before pulling off behind the billboard or onto the U-turn ... so Waze could potentially see that as a "traffic jam" and send you a different direction (thus adding to your trip time, but still keeping you from getting the speeding ticket that you deserved ;)).

They could use Live Map from a laptop... I highly doubt it though.
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Re: are police there?

Postby PDXMadDog » Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:01 am

I usually lose the notice BEFORE I get to the spot. I agree, letting it stay active for just a little longer would be nice.
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Re: are police there?

Postby RoyaltyWoody » Wed Mar 20, 2013 1:41 am

Over the past few days, I've noticed that the police haven't been there most of the time. It makes me think Wazers are warning about police who are in motion. Kind of a, "Hey! I just saw a police car drive by!" Which is not terribly helpful. (Of course there are police cars driving their "beats". The only way you can predict someone else is likely to get caught speeding by one particular officer is if that officer is stopped and watching/waiting for a speeder.
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Re: are police there?

Postby Daknife » Wed Mar 20, 2013 6:34 am

PDXMadDog wrote:I usually lose the notice BEFORE I get to the spot. I agree, letting it stay active for just a little longer would be nice.

If that's the case then the report was made too soon, I had such a report today. They obviously made the report as soon as they saw the cop even though they must have been nearly a quarter mile or more away. I was looking and looking and marked him not there, a quarter mile later there he was is a nice little gap in the center wall built for just such a purpose. Don't report it until you are right on top of the officer. Report it too soon and it gets quickly cleared by drivers who reach that point and see no officer. Report it too late and people get upset because the officer was there before the count-down said he should have been. I hit the report button as I pass the officer.
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Re: are police there?

Postby kadurama » Fri Mar 22, 2013 2:55 am

You can only report when you are at the location.
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Re: are police there?

Postby floppyrod84 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:38 am

Cadurama wrote:You can only report when you are at the location.

I don't think that's anything to do with what these guys are talking about. They're talking about police using a laptop to see on the live map if they're reported.
Please stay on topic and relevant to the thread.

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