AJVB wrote:davipt wrote:"Stopped vehicle on the shoulder" is usually abused by people reporting every single car stopped on the shoulder *outside the lane*, hence in no hazard situation at all, and those are typically closed quickly with the not there because it's *NOT* an hazard.
Either it's a car half on the lane that forces people to slow down and hence a real hazard, or it's a police in disguise and hence a police (hidden probably). A car outside the lane is NOT an hazard!
I disagree. I've been in numerous situations where a freeway has almost come to a complete standstill all because someone in a broken down car on the shoulder. Anything on the shoulder of a freeway that causes people to slow down and look is a hazard.
Nope, you agree with me . You gave an example of a car on the shoulder, outside the lane, that is still a hazard on your specific context. People doing the reports should know the place and understand if a car stopped like that will be prone to people getting curious and slowing down, or even people thinking it's police and slowing down, both real hazard cases.
My point is a comparison with redlight cameras. Only some (or none in my country) are really redlight cameras, but people tend to report every single red-light.
Those non-hazards are the ones that I see disappearing quite fast due to others clicking on the "not there". I can imagine people will be thrilled with the alert, first because there ain't too many, and then get disappointed when crossing it because they'd expect either an accident with the cars already outside of the road, or a police car, and discover some regular guy with a broken down car, or worse, a car stopped for the driver to make a call, in plain freeway