Waze save

Discussion in 'Stories from the Front Lines' started by Super Dave, Dec 14, 2017.

  1. Super Dave

    Super Dave I'm invisible Beginner User

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    I use waze as a backup, and know it's only a tool along with others but the other day had a huge save. Sunday afternoon there's a 55 mph 4 lane highway always with light traffic (especially on a Sunday which was pretty cheap to be shooting laser on to begin with)

    I know waze alerts are usually about 50% reliable but on this one there were 5 reports. I'm like no way I can't believe there's a cop here, but with 5 I took it serious. I'm trying my damdest to go 55 there which felt like I was going 25, everyone goes 75 (no exits, no traffic).

    I see laser here literally about once a year. Way down the road I see him with (I presume) a laser gun he's holding like a set of binoculars standing outside his car.

    I never got an alert (rd mounted high) so either he shot me low or didn't at all being selective as I had slowed about a mile before.

    Anyway that would have been an expensive ticket. Protection in layers I always say.
     
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  2. HotRodEV

    HotRodEV Ih8w8ing Advanced User Premium Member

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    I find Waze to be an excellent tool in my area of the country. It's not 100%, but it's pretty close, so I don't get nasty surprises very often.
     
  3. omgboost

    omgboost Left Lane Hog Security Attaché Advanced User Premium Member

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    Yes, it is great. I have a lot of false reports with multiple numbers, but it could be the LEO has left. Did the LEO pull anybody over since you were saying traffic was going 75?
     
  4. studio1930

    studio1930 but it goes to 11 Advanced User Premium Member

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    Yeah, Waze is pretty active in my areas and is usually correct. I added a few police markers just yesterday.
     
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    Without ALPs/jammers, Waze is certainly your next best defense against LIDAR. Since they have to be stationary somewhere and usually park perpendicular to the road so they can shoot out the window, they are quite visible and people tend to report them.
     
  6. Super Dave

    Super Dave I'm invisible Beginner User

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    Traffic is usually about 75 (at least me!) it was really light (Sunday afternoon) only one or two cars in front of me so I don't know if he ever got anyone. Part of me wonders if he was testing his new unit as I have never seen laser in that area -ever.
     
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  7. drtoddw

    drtoddw Überschreitung der Höchstgeshwindigkeit Advanced User Premium Member

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    You may have been hit...some of the most dangerous laser guns are nearly undetectable by some detectors
     
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    infiniti Premium Member Advanced User Premium Member

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    It's not a backup for me, it's my primary :). Other counter measures provide a small fraction of the benefit that Waze does in my day-to-day driving experience.
     
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  9. erickonphoenix

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    If that LEO was a good spotter he may have passed on the shot. When I'm crashing speed traps if I'm not at least 10 over many times they won't take the shot.
     
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    Waze isn't something you want to solely rely on. It's helped me multiple times. Only thing it can't really help with is those rolling speed traps. But either way waze is a useful resource to inform you about what's ahead.

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    Waze is better then a CB on channel 19 anymore, I remember when CB was the ticket but Waz is surpassed that, But a CB on 19 is another CM
     
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    OBeerWANKenobi This is not the car you're looking for..... Beginner User

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    I don't do a lot of large highway driving and live in a rural area but when I do get on the interstate, Waze has ratted out the 2 laser traps I've seen. I still haven't verifiably been hit with with laser. *sigh*......LOL. You know you have a problem when you are upset by that. I wonder if @erickonphoenix is on to something about them just not bothering to take the shot. But I would think it would be hard to judge speed and pass up the shot when there aren't other cars around. Heck, I would think that in one case they would have shot me out of pure boredom.
     
  13. erickonphoenix

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