So I saw this and had to share it with you.
I recently heard about drone planes that have been recently introduced into aerial police forces in order to automatically charge drivers with speeding. That was creepy.
Now I’m hearing about a new app called DriveMeCrazy. The premise is that any smartphone user (iPhone, Blackberry, Droid users) can issue automobile citations to any driver on the road. Literally with the push of a button. The smartphone user (potentially you, if you are driven-crazy enough) recites the “bad” driver’s license plate number and the “bad” driver is issued a virtual ticket and is flagged. All of his information, as well as the date/time/location of the report, is sent to the DMV and insurance company.
The app’s creator, Shazam co-founder Philip Inghelbrecht, believes it will reduce the amount of motor vehicle accidents. I suppose fear is a motivator.
Of course, that’s totally creepy. “Bad” driving is really subjective, which is why we might as well let the police worry about who is a good or bad driver. Giving that much power to the people can result in so many tickets and mar records otherwise perfect.
What’s to stop one of your enemies from reporting you? What about one of your intellectually-challenged friends? Maybe they would think it was funny to issue you a virtual citation. People can lie!
That’s just my vibe. Yours?