User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 25

Thread: Waze - Speed trap alerts, GPS, Maps & Traffic

  1. #1
    Member BikeONE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2014
    Location
    Freo
    Motorbike
    2015 Daytona 675RABS, 2006 CRF450X (Rtd), 2013 Nuda 900RABS (Ret), 2014 Street Triple 660ABS (Ret)
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    2,543
    Post Thanks / Like

    Mentioned
    54 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Waze - Speed trap alerts, GPS, Maps & Traffic

    Best I can do to describe the issue is this.
    Normally it goes BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR, shift, BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

    But now it's a bit more like this
    BRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-r-R-R-r-r-r-r-r-, shift

    exan

  2. #2
    Member Coastal0's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    Midland
    Motorbike
    Z1000 '07
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    96
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Any thoughts/opinions on it, or just the links?

  3. #3
    Member =Maz='s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Somewhere in the burbs...East
    Motorbike
    2006 Suzuki GSX1400, 2008 Suzuki SV650
    Liked
    833 times
    Posts
    4,097
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    51 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Doesn't that require other users to input the traffic conditions they encounter while driving?
    All I've got and more for #294...RIP Chris Adley

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanoceros View Post
    Wooohoo !! Fucking 10/10 ride. Cheers for that Aari, you really conditioned my sphincter

  4. #4
    Member Not-So-Rad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Subiaco
    Motorbike
    2012 MV Agusta F4R and a 2008 Triumph Daytona 675 SE (RIP 16/2/2012)
    Liked
    12 times
    Posts
    329
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by =Maz= View Post
    Doesn't that require other users to input the traffic conditions they encounter while driving?
    Yes... which pretty much makes it useless. Instead join Perth WA Revenue Raisers Alert and Revenue Raisers Resistance on Facebook and set them to appear first on your feed.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk

  5. #5
    Member =Maz='s Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Somewhere in the burbs...East
    Motorbike
    2006 Suzuki GSX1400, 2008 Suzuki SV650
    Liked
    833 times
    Posts
    4,097
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    51 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Not-So-Rad View Post
    ...on Facebook
    Nope...I gave it up cold turkey.
    All I've got and more for #294...RIP Chris Adley

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryanoceros View Post
    Wooohoo !! Fucking 10/10 ride. Cheers for that Aari, you really conditioned my sphincter

  6. #6
    Member pnork's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Willagee, bloke.
    Motorbike
    Domenico & his cousin Alfredo.
    Liked
    122 times
    Posts
    2,072
    Post Thanks / Like

    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by =Maz= View Post
    Doesn't that require other users to input the traffic conditions they encounter while driving?
    Yep, I'm guessing it's the same as that app (can't remember its name) from a few years ago - only any good if lots of people are using it, and even then, they have to take the time to update the app with locations of mobile speed cams when they see them - which means navigating the app while your driving. Messy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gippo
    cuntoxly
    Buy my RSV4 RR!! See here: https://www.perthstreetbikes.com/for...d.php?t=185313
    Likes =Maz= liked this post

  7. #7
    Member BWAAARP's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2015
    Location
    SOR
    Motorbike
    2015 Daytona 675R
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    64
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Seen this all over the news yesterday like it's something new? <Insert line about them running out of things to report on here>

    The problem with these apps is that there just isn't enough of a following for each of them in Perth, you really need a big, active, user-base for it to be viable and last time I tried out Waze, I didn't find that. Has anyone found it's become worthwhile yet? And personally I like how Google Maps now uses background data from all phones on the road to predict traffic conditions, I've found that to be pretty bang on.

  8. #8
    Member pnork's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Willagee, bloke.
    Motorbike
    Domenico & his cousin Alfredo.
    Liked
    122 times
    Posts
    2,072
    Post Thanks / Like

    Mentioned
    8 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BWAAARP View Post
    Has anyone found it's become worthwhile yet?
    Maybe not that but laser blockers such as those that have been mentioned in another thread somewhere here are your best bet... or (and it's a biggie) Don't speed while you're driving.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gippo
    cuntoxly
    Buy my RSV4 RR!! See here: https://www.perthstreetbikes.com/for...d.php?t=185313
    Likes =Maz= liked this post

  9. #9
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Perth (central)
    Liked
    416 times
    Posts
    2,823
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've used waze for work as iphone maps is rubbish.
    Never bothered with entering road alerts etc, didn't have the time.

    It gives fixed camera/red light alerts, speed limits and found the data base to be pretty accurate.

    Would use again.

  10. #10
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Perth
    Motorbike
    Honda and Yamaha
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not sure if everyone already knows, but the Police publish the locations every week on their website. It doesn't give you a time or exact location, but it will give you the street and suburb and when the cameras are often in the same place every time it gives you a fair good idea of where they're going to be.

    https://www.police.wa.gov.au/Traffic...mera-locations

  11. #11
    New Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Perth
    Motorbike
    Honda and Yamaha
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    2
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by pnork View Post
    Maybe not that but laser blockers such as those that have been mentioned in another thread somewhere here are your best bet... or (and it's a biggie) Don't speed while you're driving.
    No, no officially they're parking sensors
    Likes pnork, Josh93 liked this post

  12. #12
    Member Para045's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    City of Wanneroo
    Motorbike
    98 TITANIUM CBR1100XX SUPERBLACKBIRD
    Liked
    1150 times
    Posts
    14,294
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    56 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by CBRandYZF View Post
    Not sure if everyone already knows, but the Police publish the locations every week on their website. It doesn't give you a time or exact location, but it will give you the street and suburb and when the cameras are often in the same place every time it gives you a fair good idea of where they're going to be.

    https://www.police.wa.gov.au/Traffic...mera-locations
    It is handy and I keep checking it but not all radars are on there, went west on Hepburn Ave Marangaroo late yesterday morning and there was one on the left in the bushes and there wasn't one listed for anywhere near there
    #1 Gold Ticket Holder for the Barfridge Fan Club
    Quote Originally Posted by Phildo View Post
    Noted. We'll check back on that one in three years
    Quote Originally Posted by filbert View Post
    i'll pretend you didn't know she was 13

    98 BADASS TITANIUM BLACKBIRD - Past bikes 1982 XS250 Yamaha & 1983 CB750F with 900 motor
    Ozblackbird.net Administrator
    Likes =Maz= liked this post

  13. #13
    Member rubin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Belmont
    Motorbike
    A 2 wheeled one
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    220
    Post Thanks / Like

    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    had it running a few times over the past few weeks.

    decent navigation, but the better part is the speedo and speed limit indicators - can be handy just to double check sometimes
    Likes Alternate liked this post

  14. #14
    Member watto113's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    Freo
    Motorbike
    Triumph Speed triple
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    33
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Lke the old Trapster
    All good girls should whistle!

  15. #15
    Member Alternate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    NOR
    Motorbike
    -
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    64
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I use it as well. When it starts up it says how many 'wazers' near you; just opened it then and says 400.

    I do find there are few police reports, but haven't really been past many to see how accurate. Besides the user input stuff though, it can display the current speed limit, your GPS speed, and set an audible alarm if you go over (can be set to 5/10/20 km or 5/10/15 % over.)

    Also functions as a fairly decent GPS, and when you have a route locked in, you can send an ETA by message to someone. The message also has a link so your recipient can track your whereabouts on that trip.
    Likes Geoffrey Reynolds liked this post

  16. #16
    Member rubin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2017
    Location
    Belmont
    Motorbike
    A 2 wheeled one
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    220
    Post Thanks / Like

    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The best part is that if you are caught in bad/heavy traffic, and there is a faster way around it, the map updates automatically to allow for it (sometimes bypassing it)


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  17. #17
    Member stromrider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Motorbike
    650 wee-strom
    Liked
    85 times
    Posts
    1,361
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BWAAARP View Post
    The problem with these apps is that there just isn't enough of a following for each of them in Perth, you really need a big, active, user-base for it to be viable.
    Have found the same with GoodSAM, which is an app designed to link cardiac arrest victims with the closest responders to hopefully allow early CPR and early defibrillation before even ambos turn up.

    Just not enough users.
    If you keep trying to explain it with logic and facts you will possibly end up hurting your sanity.

  18. #18
    Member BillyBoof's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2014
    Location
    Harrisdale
    Liked
    5 times
    Posts
    348
    Post Thanks / Like

    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Have used Waze in Europe and the UK, very good with a high user base. Hopefully with the media all over it at the moment the app will get the boost it needs to be useful here.

  19. #19
    Member Geoffrey Reynolds's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Perth, Western Australia, Australia
    Motorbike
    2009 R1
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    49
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Waze is owned by Google. So your going to get all that traffic data from people using either but as for manually entering radar locations etc, User-base . Though I do find it more aesthetically pleasing compared to Google Maps especially with Live Speed and Speed Limit on the HUD with notification you can set x+10 over etc. Apart from that it would be handy if your in a monster of a cruise as you can have friends that can be tracked if your into that sort of thing lol.
    Last edited by Geoffrey Reynolds; 03-03-2017 at 08:13 AM.

  20. #20
    Member Alternate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2016
    Location
    NOR
    Motorbike
    -
    Liked
    0 times
    Posts
    64
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    it will be interesting to see if the trend increases (or even lasts) but there appears to be more activity since it featured on the news. Lots more traffic reports and a few recent camera sightings

    https://www.waze.com/livemap

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •