AndyPoms wrote:You can add a description to your reports. I routinely add things like "Left Lane Closed", "Right Two Lanes Closed", "Right Shoulder Closed" - and I have quick keys for all of them.
If I am the first to see a hazard and I'm in traffic in a major city I'm not going to spend time typing or getting the voice automation to work for me with my kids yelling. I like hearing the voice responses because they are concise and clear.
A traffic slow-down can be 1-5 miles before the lane closure is noticed in places like the boston area. Even at 10 mph you could rear-end someone fiddling with the phone. The hazard entry could go like this: Hazard, lane closure/pothole/object, left/center-left/center/center-right/right entrance/exit.
This is the same for any hazard. Countless times I've seen "pothole" with no description. My ignorance and the suspense causes me to slow down instead of know where it is. Doing this at night is even better.
It seems the point of this system is to improve safety and keep it simple. The description field is not that used or useful.