RFE: Report police should allow more detail.

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RFE: Report police should allow more detail.

Postby AlanOfTheBerg » Tue Oct 23, 2012 3:10 am

cyclingpuppy wrote:What is the average time/delay on a report to go live?

Should be under a minute.
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Re: RFE: Report police should allow more detail.

Postby AndyPoms » Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:44 am

You should never report a police officer in motion... By the time the report makes it to the Waze servers then out to the client the officer is long gone (and exponentially more & more difficult to predict location).

Any officer could have their RADAR/lasers on at anytime (and can turn it on/off), so you should consider it on all the time.

As for lurking/occupied, report it anyway. The aforementioned delay could be the difference between the officer releasing his target and waiting for the next one in the same spot.

As for hidden/visible, use your best judgement... Hidden could apply to the guy very visible from the road, but behind a blind curve where you can't see him till it's too late...
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Re: RFE: Report police should allow more detail.

Postby btrials » Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:23 pm

Police @ construction sites; I rarely encounter any of them running radar nor they're there for speed traps but more for safety so I feel they are somewhat of a useless report. The construction report itself would be more useful.

I do try to make a note quickly if they are running radar/laser or with a customer (already pulled over someone). Usually around here once they are done, they are back on the road so at least people know.

I guess if you're not running any radar/laser detector (or you're in VA and are illegal) it would be hard but at least it's not too hard to spot what a speed trap looks like. There definitely should be an option.
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RFE: Report police should allow more detail.

Postby Carcharadon928 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 6:46 am

I would like to be able to report the following details when I see a cop and, hopefully, see reports from others with some of this info in the future:
  • Driving/Stopped(May not be hidden exactly, just in a spot where you can't see him until you round a bend)
  • Radiating(Radar/LIDAR)
  • Lurking/occupied(Looking for next victim vs. already dealing with stopped motorist/accident/etc)
Any thoughts from others? Often when I see a cop it could be 20 minutes before I can stop to type.
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Re: RFE: Report police should allow more detail.

Postby Carcharadon928 » Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:49 pm

Good points, as a newb I hadn't considered the implications of system delays, etc.

Thanks for considering this.
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Re: RFE: Report police should allow more detail.

Postby CBenson » Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:22 pm

Don't know what the average is. But, twice I seen a car pull on the shoulder ahead of me and by the time I reached the car a hazard icon and popup have already appeared in waze.
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RFE: Report police should allow more detail.

Postby cyclingpuppy » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:55 am

What is the average time/delay on a report to go live?
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