British traffic police give false reports of checks to the Waze app – Technology – Science and technology


Police in the British county of Surrey have admitted to deliberately adding false reports of police road checks to the Waze mobile traffic app.

It tries to force drivers to slow down on dangerous sections. In reality, however, they are not at the inspection site, and the police solves the lack of financial resources. The station BFM TV reported about it.

“We definitely don’t put a warning on Waze about police checks at random places. No, never,” the traffic police wrote on and supplemented the statement with a winking icon denoting irony. “An easy way to make the driver slow down. Thanks, Waze,” the police write.

The Waze application is based on the sharing of information by motorists themselves. It warns of speed limits or accidents and offers the fastest route. However, drivers also use it to alert others to places with police checkpoints or radars, which, according to police officers, frustrates their work.

Police in Surrey defend their unusual method of reporting to places that are dangerous or high in accidents. It tries to alert the driver to the impending danger and force them to slow down. Fictitious checks usually last about ten to 20 minutes in the app before drivers are alerted to their deception. According to the police, even a few minutes are good, and drivers can never know which checks are real and which are fake.


Source: Pravda – Veda a technika by vat.pravda.sk.

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