CHP acknowledges Waze on Facebook post.

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  1. fitz4321

    fitz4321 Running With Scissors Advanced User Premium Member

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    Yeah, I will be doing some traveling around Nor Cal. I plan on taking many back roads and running Waze when I am on the highway. I find Thanksgiving a good test of my radar detector.

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    Yup, I'll be running that gauntlet this Turkey Day.
     
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    Same. Picked up a Uniden R3 and plan on giving it a workout lol. Thanksgiving week/end and Labor Day are the absolute busiest times for speed traps, at least where I am.


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    ILS27L Learning to Drive General User

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    Brand new Waze user here. Getting ready for a 4000 mile trip. Is Waze really that useful ? I guess it depends on how many other people use it. Just asking.......
     
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    fitz4321 Running With Scissors Advanced User Premium Member

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    Where I’m at (Bay Area, CA) it’s essential and vary active. It’s automatic to turn on Waze every time I get in the car.
     
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    You guessed right. Waze is utterly dependent upon other users reporting the location of police. It does not work well with mobile LEO units. And you must have a good cell signal, if your journey takes you out of good cell coverage you will lose Waze.

    I would not rely on Waze alone but it is very helpful when paired with other countermeasures. I also use a separate GPS so I don't have to rely on Waze for directions.

    To answer your question yes, it is useful (and free).
     
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    Going into Heathrow? No, it's not useful.

    On the roads,I find it useful for hidden traps or in particular, aircraft enforcement where you see clusters of Blue Hats well in advance of the trap. It's a great tool as part of defense in depth , but still no substitute for a good RD and parking sensors .
     
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    ILS27L Learning to Drive General User

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    Thank you for the replies. Trip will be from MO to FL. Interstates mostly......then around town mostly after getting there. Interstates coming back.
     
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    yeah waze is great. Much more helpful on interstates as there is more traffic to update waze than backroads. I like to keep the app running and glance at it while I drive to see if anything is marked ahead. It can be a great warning before you encounter a LIDAR trap.

    It goes without saying its only as good as people using it, but the user base is constantly growing and it is really helpful.

    It also goes without saying that some times it doesn't have every speed trap marked as maybe no one ahead of you was using waze, or too lazy to update it, or the LEO just setup camp and your the unlucky guy that runs into him first.

    So its a great tool to use, but obviously not bulletproof (nothing is really bullet proof). Always helps to have good situational awareness.
     
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    One confirmation of waze, if you get multiple "car on shoulder ahead" you know you have people a head of you posting


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    Waze is very useful for road information but where it really shines is for Nav. I can't tell you how many times Waze has saved my ass from getting stuck in an epic traffic jam. At first I use to question "why is she taking me off the highway" and second guess her but I've learned my lesson.

    There are other Nav apps and devices that access traffic but none of them access live updates by people actually driving on that road. Waze also sense your speed and if it see's you driving way below the limit for a while it will ask if there is a traffic jam. No other Nav devices do that and while Waze is dependent on other users practically everyone on the road is using it, and even if they didn't it would still behave like any other Nav device.
     
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    Not using waze because it may not be 100% effective in your area is like saying it is not worth running an RD because it is not effective for Lidar!
    Use it, not as your sole CM, but it definitely helps.

    Alot of people are now using Waze as their primary CM, and think if waze is clear, they can speed (sort of like new RD users that think it provides an invisibility cloak and is a license to speed)...

    Layer up with all the CM's you can to tilt the odds in your favor!

    BTW, if I did use facebook, I would post that it definitely appears that waze helps promote safe driving (what they claim the intentions of speed patrols is)....
     
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    Waze is awesome !
     
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    Waze is off the hook!!!


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    Waze is a great tool. I always feel good when I know I've potentially saved a few people from traps.

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    I have been using Waze for five years. Is it perfect? Well of course not. Sometimes a report is stale, sometimes you are the first one to come up to a LEO hiding on the side of the road, thus you are the first one to report the position of Mr. LEO. But as part of a comprehensive CM program (Waze, RD, and laser jammer), Waze is a intricate part of your defense protocol.
     
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    Everything helps.
     
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    New waze user. Just did 1300 miles from Mo to Fla. Waze was very helpful for Police, Traffic and hazards.
    Highly recommend.
     

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