Saturday, January 8, 2011

Bad Drivers: Now You Can Do Something About Them

Jerk cut you off? Is somebody texting while driving? Did that &%$!# run a red light and almost hit you?

Do you wish you could do something about those drivers who care more about their own convenience than everyone else's safety? While you can't ticket them, you can report then, thanks to apps designed just for that purpose.

You even have your choice among several apps. (The ones I'm mentioning here are for the iPhone; Windows, Android and Blackberry users may have different apps.)

Fail Driver lets you report bad driving, including tailgating. You can also search Fail Diver's database to see if that car has been reported before. You can include a photo with your report.

DriveMeCrazy is similar to Fail Driver; DriveMeCrazy also lets you look up your own car to see if other drivers think you've been driving badly.  DriveMeCrazy lets you flag good drivers, too. DriveMeCrazy can push your reports to Twitter and Facebook.

Bad Driver and UGotFlagged are two other apps for reporting bad drivers.

Oh, and it goes without saying: Don't use these apps while you're driving...or you'll be reported. (Or get a real ticket.)

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