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Re: Anonymous Reporting

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:50 am

AJVB wrote:You flipped flopped. You stated twice (in your previous post) that a car outside of the lane is NOT a hazard, and now you're saying it is. All I am saying is if waze has a type of hazard listed in their reporting function (and they do have 'vehicle stopped on the shoulder' listed) it's fair game and reportable, no matter how minor it is. Because hazards on the road come in all shapes, sizes and situations.

I think it's a judgement call. I tend to not report as a hazard unless it's within a few feet of the roadside. But if it is 10-12' off the road, it clearly isn't a hazard and even if people are slowing down, I don't believe it warrants being marked as such. You may feel otherwise and that's the nature of crowdsourcing. :) In one minute, the next Wazer behind you may feel your marked hazard is not a hazard and has the option to mark it Not There. That's the nature of crowdsourcing. :)
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Re: Anonymous Reporting

Postby orbitc » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:00 am

AlanOfTheBerg wrote:
AJVB wrote:You flipped flopped. You stated twice (in your previous post) that a car outside of the lane is NOT a hazard, and now you're saying it is. All I am saying is if waze has a type of hazard listed in their reporting function (and they do have 'vehicle stopped on the shoulder' listed) it's fair game and reportable, no matter how minor it is. Because hazards on the road come in all shapes, sizes and situations.

I think it's a judgement call. I tend to not report as a hazard unless it's within a few feet of the roadside. But if it is 10-12' off the road, it clearly isn't a hazard and even if people are slowing down, I don't believe it warrants being marked as such. You may feel otherwise and that's the nature of crowdsourcing. :) In one minute, the next Wazer behind you may feel your marked hazard is not a hazard and has the option to mark it Not There. That's the nature of crowdsourcing. :)


I guess the issue is... If waze give us this hazard option (vehicle stopped on shoulder) to choose, people will choose it. I personally, do not like to use "vehicle stopped on shoulder" hazard and from what I see, It doesn't have much affect on the speed. People still drive faster than the posted speed limit. Of course, this is based on my GSP in NJ experience.
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Re: Anonymous Reporting

Postby CTGreybeard » Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:05 am

For me if it's a highway and some vehicle is stopped on the shoulder I report it regardless of whether it impedes traffic or not. The shoulder is not for Parking, it is for Emergency Use Only and if some vehicle is there it is a Hazard by definition. On local streets I only report Vehicle On Shoulder if some portion of the vehicle overlaps the roadway by any amount. If it overlaps by a LOT then it's an Obstruction and gets reported as such.

I view Vehicle Stopped On Shoulder has an advisory to other Wazers. After all, there may be people around or other vehicles (wreckers, good samaritans, etc.) approaching.

I'd rather have the warning and have it turn out to be nothing than come upon some dangerous situation by surprise.
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Re: Anonymous Reporting

Postby davipt » Sun Jun 23, 2013 11:00 am

AJVB wrote:You flipped flopped. You stated twice (in your previous post) that a car outside of the lane is NOT a hazard, and now you're saying it is. All I am saying is if waze has a type of hazard listed in their reporting function (and they do have 'vehicle stopped on the shoulder' listed) it's fair game and reportable, no matter how minor it is. Because hazards on the road come in all shapes, sizes and situations.


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,


The report is called Hazard. If it's not an hazard to the people passing by, it shall not be reported, whatever the item is called.
A car stopped outside a lane in a well designed freeway is by definition not a hazard, but if you know in your country people will cause themselves a hazard in the middle of the freeway just because there is a car stopped, then of course it shall be reported.
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Re: Anonymous Reporting

Postby fvwazing » Sun Jun 23, 2013 12:36 pm

Of course, with 99% of Wazers never reading this forum and its advice, what is a hazard or not comes down to what 99% of users FEEL is a hazard or not. Live with it! ;-)
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Re: Anonymous Reporting

Postby davipt » Sun Jun 23, 2013 1:24 pm

fvwazing wrote:Of course, with 99% of Wazers never reading this forum and its advice, what is a hazard or not comes down to what 99% of users FEEL is a hazard or not. Live with it! ;-)


In these cases nobody needs to come and read the forum and it's advice. They just need to have the common sense of understanding they are reporting a Hazzard or a Camera. Unfortunately as you say 99% of them are instead reporting a car on shoulder or a regular red light.

Coming back on-topic, I can live with those 99% because there is always someone with common sense that will click on the "not there" and clean up the mess, which I think was part of the original question. Of course unfortunately this also works the other way around - the may be a valid hazard report and then those 99% you mention may feel like pressing the "not there". I always pick up the cameras as examples of people reporting regular redlights and every single cop drinking a coffee nearby a street, but then the other half of the people clicking on the not-there for perfectly valid cameras.
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Re: Anonymous Reporting

Postby AJVB » Sun Jun 23, 2013 2:43 pm

davipt wrote:
AJVB wrote:You flipped flopped. You stated twice (in your previous post) that a car outside of the lane is NOT a hazard, and now you're saying it is. All I am saying is if waze has a type of hazard listed in their reporting function (and they do have 'vehicle stopped on the shoulder' listed) it's fair game and reportable, no matter how minor it is. Because hazards on the road come in all shapes, sizes and situations.


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,


The report is called Hazard. If it's not an hazard to the people passing by, it shall not be reported, whatever the item is called.
A car stopped outside a lane in a well designed freeway is by definition not a hazard, but if you know in your country people will cause themselves a hazard in the middle of the freeway just because there is a car stopped, then of course it shall be reported.


No sense in going back and forth, I'm just going to chalk this up to different driving cultures as we are in two different countries. I've driven on both the east and west coast of the United States and anything that is stopped on the freeway, whether it's well designed or not, is a hazard. This is why emergency personnel clear car accidents or fender benders quickly, because anything on the side of the road that takes the attention of the driver, is a hazard.
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Re: Anonymous Reporting

Postby fvwazing » Sun Jun 23, 2013 5:49 pm

If anything is to be done about those 99%, it should be done in the tutorial video. Alas there is more attention for its cuteness than for factual content...

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...like reporting cute policecars, and not some lasergun/mobile radar.
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Hazards Off - not working

Postby PuroDr » Sun Oct 25, 2015 7:03 pm

Settings -> Display Settings-> Show on Map ->Hazards (turned off). After passing a car parked on the road, Waze continues to display a pop up asking for me to confirm if the car is still parked there. If I do not confirm, the pop up is locked on and I have to close and re-open Waze to clear it. All very annoying - especially since I personally do not care if a car is safely parked on the shoulder.
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