Call direct to local Highway Patrol and Police

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Call direct to local Highway Patrol and Police

Postby 2a5b6de528834f3e893189d4fce00499 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 3:00 pm

Is it possible to use Waze and GPS to make calls directly to local Highway Patrol or police? This would be useful for things like reporting a speeding/erratic driver, potential drunk driver, person on side of road, object in road... in situations where 911 may not be warranted.
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Re: Call direct to local Highway Patrol and Police

Postby Glodenox » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:25 am

Hey there!

While this post has been here for a little while already, I would still want to react to it.
The situations you've listed in your post are perfect reasons to call 911, as far as I'm aware. These are all situations that may result in injuries or worse. Only the speeding driver can probably best be reported by e-mail in case that happens more on a specific stretch or road.

As for objects on the road: some police stations or road authorities already use the Waze Connected Citizen Program through which they can retrieve a feed of the reports made by users. They generally look for reports of accidents, dangerous situations, objects on the road and so on. You may want to consider asking your local authorities whether they also do this. At the moment this is mostly done by cities and less by towns, but asking never hurts :)
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