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Re: Police on the go

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:49 pm

"Waiting" is the only one worth tagging IMO. We don't need that other stuff. No value to me.
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Re: Police on the go

Postby CBenson » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:14 pm

I actually find the "working" catergory to be helpful. Its kind of nice to know that the emerency lights you see up ahead are not an accident or other problem. That's basically how I interpret the police visible warning when I can see flashing lights ahead and usually it is correct. (If is it not reported as police, it's just going to be report as "car on shoulder.")
Of course that is because for accidents, construction and other hazards it is the underlying hazard this is reported rather the police presence. I don't see why accidents, construction and disabled car should also be under police.

What would be the reasonable timeout for "moving?" 30 seconds?
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Re: Police on the go

Postby dmcconachie » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:39 pm

Suggested before and rightly rejected. Minutes after you report there is very little way to predict where he will be , let alone if he's on the same road. The information would be virtually useless.

Moving police should not be reported!
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Re: Police on the go

Postby DrScrat » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:42 pm

I think its a great ideal. Police on the Parkway(NJ) and the Thruway(NY) often will be lying in wait, let you pass and then pull out a couple of minutes later and pursue the targeted car at 'high' speed till they spot it. The police car will often then hang back to see if the 'target' is still 'speeding' and decide whether or not to have a 'public interface' with the driver.

I believe the police reporting should work as follows:

    Waiting - Hiding/On side of road waiting
      Marker on Map
      Blink Road for reports within Users set reporting forward Radius
      Audio alert if enabled
    Working - Has a 'client'
      Marker on Map
      Audio alert if enabled
    Helping - At Accident/Construction/Disabled Car
      Marker on map for Police/Hazard
      Audio Alter if enabled
    Moving - Running with Traffic
      Blink Road for reports within Users Set reporting forward Radius
      Audio Alert if enabled

The alerts should have some reasonable timeout since the information is highly volatile.

Let me finish by saying I love the Waze application and hope it keeps going strong.
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Re: Police on the go

Postby gettingthere » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:47 pm

Sorry, I am going to be smart a#s.

Why can't Waze just deliver coffee and donuts to the police to distract them. Then we won't need to worry about placing a warning on the map! :twisted:
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Re: Police on the go

Postby gettingthere » Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:46 pm

CBenson wrote:What would be the reasonable timeout for "moving?" 30 seconds?


Timeout in what regard? Keep in mind that the reports that you see in your application (that you did not report yourself) are apx. 2-4 minutes old before they even appear in your Waze App.
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Police on the go

Postby Ghost-Jeep » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:36 pm

This might be posted in here all ready if so, please excuse me.

I would like to see a option to report police on the move. A lot of times I will see a police car which is moving in traffic, however if I report it ... it will show where he was and not where he is.

Can this be done, I really think it's needed!

Besides this one little point I think Waze rocks! :)
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Re: Police on the go

Postby Ghost-Jeep » Thu Feb 16, 2012 1:52 pm

dmcconachie wrote:Suggested before and rightly rejected. Minutes after you report there is very little way to predict where he will be , let alone if he's on the same road. The information would be virtually useless.

Moving police should not be reported!



"virtually useless" Not much more then just a report of a police sighting on the side of the road, he could pull out and leave any second also............... Anyway just a thought that I still think is really needed. More then one time I have been driving when out of the blue I see a police car appear behind or next to me while on the expressway. A little warning would have been nice. :)
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Re: Police on the go

Postby ImTheBroker » Wed Feb 29, 2012 5:29 pm

Maybe this all could be solved by having a "Moving" button, with north, south, east, west and have the notification to others disappear after a minute or two. This way only those individuals traveling near the location would get an approach notification. As far as the law abiding citizen comment. If that's the case why even have a Police button at all?
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Re: Police on the go

Postby Suik » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:01 am

Well if it is so much needed, why not to enter it into the comment of a visible police report? ;) and pin it somewhere accordingly
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