Nearly everyone has, at some point, encountered an aggressive driver that almost causes an accident. Now seniors can discourage such behavior with DriveMeCrazy, a new iPhone app that allows users to report bad drivers.
Philip Inghelbrecht, one of the creators of DriveMeCrazy, saw the need for such an app after theorizing that aggressive drivers act inappropriately because they can remain anonymous. DriveMeCrazy removes a degree of that anonymity by giving regular citizens the power to record an aggressive driver’s license plate number. They can then post details about their version of the encounter on Facebook and Twitter.
Inghelbrecht considers applications like DriveMeCrazy to be forms of crowdsourcing, or peer pressuring others into behaving appropriately under the threat of public scrutiny. The makers of DriveMeCrazy would love to one day take this app a step further by reporting this information to the DMV. While the DMV currently does not use DriveMeCrazy, Inghelbrecht is confident that it will be used in the near future.