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Speed control in floating vehicle

Post by sk_mike007
There is often on the roads a police car (marked or not marked) which is a part of traffic flow and performs a speed control of vehicles in direction and opposite direction. It could be very usefull if it would be in Waze a possibility to inform other users that there is thath danger on certain specificially section of road - mobile radar control. (Section can be marked like by road closing - from node to node and so on).
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Post by wifiuk
from the subject i thought you were talking about a boat or something ... floating vehicle i was intrigued
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Post by MGODLEW
Are these what you are referring to? Report Speed/Radar Trailers If they do not issue citations/fines to a driver most people might see an alert for these to be useless.
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Post by sk_mike007
oh no :)

possible my mistake...
i work with ITS technologies and it is a usual expression for a car which is "floating" in the traffic flow...
every waze user is a floating vehicle, because it's vehicle is providing the traffic flow data to the community.

especially the police car (or non-marked police car) which is floating in the traffic as a part of it and makes some speed control - and it is called "mobile radar", because it is providing the control during his driving movement on a specific road section, like this: http://garaz.autorevue.cz/download/file.php?id=2693

some drivers can recognize that cars (already seen them or passed the control and they speed was ok and they were not stopped), especially drivers which are passing the same road very often and know that cars. it can be helpful for that drivers which are passing that road only from time to time or first time.
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Post by taco909
Moving police vehicles or moving "hazards" of any type should not be reported.
It takes up to 4 minutes for the servers to process the user report and for the alert to propagate back out to the client side. In that time, the location, direction, and possibly even presence of the moving "issue" has changed and is no longer of any value to approaching drivers.
The reporting user sees the alert immediately, but other users do not.

If it is a legitimate hazard such as a reckless driver, they should be reported to the local police.
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Post by sk_mike007
i agree, but that moving police cars often operate only on certain road section - towards and backwards between some 2 nodes and they stay moving there for some hours..

for example like here:
http://s27.postimg.org/h4kmhoo6b/image.png

and after that they get enough money, they will stop speed measuring and go home...
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Post by Kobes1878
Hey sk_mike007,

First of all, it is common knowledge that cops can't float. Some cannot even swim. They simply cruise.

Second, based on the picture you provided, your request is essentially to be able to report "known speedtraps" - meaning places or streets that are commonly used by officers to trap speeding drivers. This has been requested multiple times in this forum, just do a keyword search for those words. (it may be on the wishlist as well, I can't recall at the moment). Please remember to search the forums prior to posting.

In the meantime, you can simply make a dunkin donuts area in these places. I definitely slow down if I see one of those. (But don't really). :smile:

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Post by notxtdrivr
During a recent 3-week, Trans-USA trip with Waze on full-time, I'd really have appreciated the ability to report, and to see others' reports, about Law Enforcement Officers (LEO) "on the prowl," or "rolling."

As a passenger, this is currently possible by texting, but inconvenient. Trying this while driving at highway speeds would quickly prove homicidal, suicidal. Or both.

A second suggestion would be the ability to easily indicate presence of speed Radar/Lidar. For example, as a PASSENGER traveling South on I-75, I've posted reports like: "Unmarked cruiser rolling North on I-95. Shooting Ka Radar!" Ain't no way I'd even attempt this behind the wheel.

Would it be difficult for your tech team to add several icons to the UI to indicate "LEO Rolling," and "Radar" as we can now indicate "Visible vs. Hidden" and "My side vs Other side?"

Lastly, perhaps an icon to indicate "Marked Cruiser" vs "Unmarked," might also prove useful to Wazers.
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Post by Kobes1878
It is a good request, although it would seem unlikely that waze would enable it at this time. The main reason being that by the time your report gets filtered and displayed on the map the "hazard" is no longer in that location.

For more information please see #4 on the Wishlist .

This topic has been locked, please post all further comments in the primary thread for this topic: Better police marking: Moving or standstill
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