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Squeaky Wheels: Police don’t use Google Maps when directing traffic – Montreal Gazette

Police officers often direct traffic and leave cars waiting for long times. If they could use an app such as Google Maps, it would make their jobs simpler and people waiting less stressed. It creates a stressful situation when people get stuck in traffic with police officers directing traffic and leaving cars waiting too long.

Key Takeaways:

  • They don’t look at anything other than the intersections they are controlling and, therefore, do not see the mess they are making of intersections leading up to them, especially if it’s an intersection after a highway exit.
  • If the police used GPS traffic apps on a smartphone, (or something with a traffic app) it would improve their ability to control traffic they can’t see from an intersection.
  • Officers also communicate with each other, Richer said, as several can be placed at the scene of a traffic incident.

“If the police used GPS traffic apps on a smartphone, (or something with a traffic app) it would improve their ability to control traffic they can’t see from an intersection.”

http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/squeaky-wheels-police-dont-use-google-maps-when-directing-traffic