Bad Driving Reported Via A New iPhone App

By Paula Ebben, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) — Between drivers who won’t use their signals and others who cut you off, the list is endless when it comes to bad driving behavior.

Usually, we are left to mutter our frustration to ourselves. Now, there’s a new way to vent.

The free iPhone app “Drive Me Crazy” was developed by Philipe Ingelbrecht to hold bad drivers accountable. “Calling them out in public so they know they should behave a little better on the road,” he said.

The first step is to download the app to an iPhone.

WBZ-TV’s Paula Ebben reports.

When you want create a post, you start by saying or typing the offenders license plate.

You leave a virtual ticket, by typing a post or leaving a voice message.

The message then appears on the app’s site for all to see, including parents, police, and insurance companies.

Privacy advocates like Rebecca Jeschke of the Electronic Frontier Foundation aren’t sure this is such a great idea. “It’s a pretty complete picture of where you go, and what you do, and lots of people would want access to that information.”

So far, 20.000 posts have been created on “Drive Me Crazy.”

It’s also possible to compliment a good driver, or even flirt. The site’s owner says they review posts for inappropriate or malicious comments.

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  • 1608

    So if you have my plate# and don’t like me, you can call me out every week. Not good.

  • richard stone

    Due process out the window-I guess if I see the complaint online, “it must be true”-As with previous comment-don’t like me? just post it. Cyberbullying for the over 161/2 set sure to follow

  • Melissa Chamberlin Watson

    well you better pull over first, otherwise YOU get the ticket for using your phone while driving. what a stupid app.

  • bsdcc

    This is an outrageous violation of our privacy rights. We can be completely safe drivers and someone can try and convict us publicly with no due process at all.. This is TOTALLY WRONG. Please don’t use this site at all. WBZ should not publicize such poorly conceived concepts. Hopefully, someone will sue this site for violation of their privacy rights. Wrong, wrong, wrong. Big brother like this is not what technology is for.

  • M

    I hope the appt maker is sued for privicy rights violations and creating an appt that promotes illigal use of cell phones while driving. This just allows anyone to post something regardless if it’s true or not.

  • baddrive

    Here’s an app that lets you vent your road rage and rate bad driver online.

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