Bad Traffic ≠ An Accident

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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 SwenVandenberk » Fri Aug 01, 2014 8:04 am

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?
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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 taco909 » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:16 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.

This is regional.

Yes, slower traffic should move to the right as a common courtesy, but most states do not have an actual law that states that the "fast" lane is only for passing.

In Los Angeles, and other cities where you have 4 lanes, every lane is utilized 100% all day... and the moron doing 40mph in the left lane causes serious issues with normal traffic having to move to the right to pass.
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