Bad Traffic ≠ An Accident

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Re: Bad Traffic ≠ An Accident

Postby Edward50095 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:41 am

I found it hard to believe someone would report an accident they cannot see strange as well. Since not only does WAZE want to know of the accident, but far more importantly, its precise location.

I would think everyone WAZER would know that when they report something, it is also getting placed on the map in the place where they pressed the first button in the reporting process.


The true cause of mystery slowdowns on the interstate is because people follow each other too closely. I doubt you actually have anyone driving less than the speed limit on the interstate let alone driving 40. Driving over the speed limit is not permitted in any lane.

I don't care if you "camp out" in the left lane IF their is no one behind you. If there is someone behind you, no matter how fast you are going, no matter if you think you are not finished with the left lane, YOU need to move over.

Especially on 3 or more lanes, the left lane should be mostly clear. If only two lanes I can more let it go. But you know good and well, if the road was 15 lanes wide, some drivers are still going far left. Because that's what they do.

Another big cause of congestion on freeways is folks that have driven the left lane to within a quarter mile of their exit, and are now trying to move right. That and following too close.
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Re: Bad Traffic ≠ An Accident

Postby SwenVandenberk » Fri Aug 01, 2014 12:45 pm

What you see in my country on a road with 3 lanes is that a lot of drivers stay in the middle lane. Everybody behind them can go on the left lane while they don't have to change lanes to overtake slower vehicles on the right lane.

Biggest problem you have with this is that they effectively turn a 3-lane road into a 2-lane road because nobody starts driving on the right lane if they see somebody in the middle lane in front of them.
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Re: Bad Traffic ≠ An Accident

Postby Stratman50th » Fri Aug 01, 2014 6:25 pm

Just a comment along the same lines, "accuracy in reporting". Oh, please delete or remove if this isn't the right spot. I use Waze traffic for reports and hazards, etc. I drive the same route twice a day to and from work. I report road issues such as construction and one lane roads. But I also check for speed cameras and red light cameras. There are several places along the route where traffic cameras have been marked and they do not exist. There was also a speed camera marked, actually I marked it first that was a temporary camera. That camera has been gone for a month and a half now. Oh, the speed limit is marked wrong on that road also. I spend every day, twice a day pushing the "not there" button because they aren't. I have tried to change it in the edit map function but apparently don't have the rights. My point I guess is, it would be nice if the people verifying these things knew what they were looking at. A "traffic camera" is used for checking flow. A "red light camera" is used for violations.
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Re: Bad Traffic ≠ An Accident

Postby felohidalgo » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:54 pm

stratman50th wrote:Just a comment along the same lines, "accuracy in reporting". Oh, please delete or remove if this isn't the right spot. I use Waze traffic for reports and hazards, etc. I drive the same route twice a day to and from work. I report road issues such as construction and one lane roads. But I also check for speed cameras and red light cameras. There are several places along the route where traffic cameras have been marked and they do not exist. There was also a speed camera marked, actually I marked it first that was a temporary camera. That camera has been gone for a month and a half now. Oh, the speed limit is marked wrong on that road also. I spend every day, twice a day pushing the "not there" button because they aren't. I have tried to change it in the edit map function but apparently don't have the rights. My point I guess is, it would be nice if the people verifying these things knew what they were looking at. A "traffic camera" is used for checking flow. A "red light camera" is used for violations.


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Re: Bad Traffic ≠ An Accident

Postby ChrisMD123 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:32 am

SwenVandenberk wrote:Strange habit in my opinion. I would assume everybody reports 'accident' at the location where the accident is, not a mile before in a traffic jam. Is this really happening in your region?


Most definitely. Comparing Waze accident reports to radio traffic news and state traffic cameras, the overwhelming majority of "accident" reports in the Philadelphia area are actually just bad traffic reported far upstream.
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Re: Bad Traffic ≠ An Accident

Postby ChrisMD123 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:38 am

Edward50095 wrote:"Most bad traffic is just that: bad traffic. Some moron was driving 40 MPH in the passing lane an hour ago, and thanks to breaking laminar flow he or she has caused a full traffic stoppage."

Let me guess: You pretty much stay in the left lane don't you? It's a passing lane, not "laminar flow".

The left lane is for passing; move back to the right when you're done. Thanks in advance.


I stay in the far right lane except to pass and am only half joking when I propose snipers to rid the world of left lane hogs. Similar to that Futurama line, "Any button! They all retaliate!" all lanes (except the right lane) are passing lanes.

My point about laminar flow was aimed exactly at the problem where people don't use the left (and middle) lanes correctly. People using the left lane correctly (trying to pass) stack up behind, and suddenly there's mixed speed traffic in all lanes. This is turbulence, or a break in laminar flow. But there are few people in the US who do this correctly, so I can understand that you would jump to the opposite conclusion based on my initial comment. Sorry to be unclear.
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Re: Bad Traffic ≠ An Accident

Postby taco909 » Wed Apr 08, 2015 8:12 pm

SwenVandenberk wrote:Strange habit in my opinion. I would assume everybody reports 'accident' at the location where the accident is, not a mile before in a traffic jam. Is this really happening in your region?

I had a report of "roadkill on road" for a SQUIRREL on the shoulder.
If there is a heavy dew, we get reports of rain.
If there is a truck parked in a turnout 100ft off of the road, we get "vehicle on shoulder"

Reporting is too much of a game. Points for reporting need to be eliminated.
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