Dui checkpoints

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Dui checkpoints

Postby Dustint66 » Sun Nov 25, 2012 4:45 am

How about a lil icon for checkpoints?
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Re: Dui checkpoints

Postby erc775 » Tue Dec 04, 2012 2:48 am

I would play the odds and say that a person that is too drunk to be driving will most likely not be using(or be able to accurately follow) Waze reports. I would absolutely report a checkpoint because a checkpoint is a delay. Isn't that what we are all here trying to avoid?
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Re: Dui checkpoints

Postby majic12 » Wed Dec 05, 2012 10:13 pm

everything that would impact traffic and routing should be reported...isnt that the point.
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Re: Dui checkpoints

Postby MysticCobra » Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:46 am

While I think the current software is plenty sufficient to report such police events, I am surprised as I had no idea such restrictions existed for police checkpoints. I know they are productive sometimes. I read an article recently where over two dozen citations were issues in one night here in NOVA.
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Re: Dui checkpoints

Postby OldGnome » Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:44 pm

Why would you report a DUI checkpoint? I am certainly not interested in helping drunk drivers stay on the road.

Please explain.
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Re: Dui checkpoints

Postby OldGnome » Sun Nov 25, 2012 10:20 pm

@AndyPoms -

I understand that aspect of it. As a Wazer, why do I care whether there is a DUI checkpoint? If it is so that I am aware of a traffic bottleneck, I understand. If it is to know that it is specifically a DUI checkpoint, again - why should I care?
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Re: Dui checkpoints

Postby OldGnome » Mon Nov 26, 2012 8:51 pm

daknife wrote:Report it for the traffic impact.

Thanks, daknife. I appreciate the information.
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Re: Dui checkpoints

Postby PhantomSoul » Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:46 pm

I don't see any impact to the risk of drunk drivers being on the road in posting a report about a check point. From a delay standpoint - after all, they are stopping every car and interviewing the driver - there is a lot of value in telling drivers about the delays that causes.

I don't know how other people report it, but I, personally, would probably try to focus reporting on the delay aspect of it instead of the checkpoint aspect - maybe use a traffic pin instead of a cop pin and wording in the description that makes it more about the delay than it being a checkpoint. The main reason for this is if any of the authorities administering the checkpoint also run Waze, they can remove the reports if they feel they are compromising the stealth of their operation. Same thing goes for speed trap pins, though I think their aim is to capture a much shorter interval of time.

This may all be moot anyway, since many DUI checkpoints aren't exactly stealthy, instead operating under the assumption that the worst offenders they are trying to target won't, in their inebriated state, be savvy enough to avoid them anyway.
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Re: Dui checkpoints

Postby pogglywoggly » Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:50 pm

If you want DUI checkpoint direct reporting why stop there? Why not add registration/inspection checkpoints as well as giving road construction it's own dedicated tab
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Re: Dui checkpoints

Postby tkntv01 » Sat Dec 08, 2012 4:26 pm

Agreed, daknife made a very good post and sound logic.
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