Better Driving Please is a new type of vigilante social network where you try and get someone put in jail for bad driving by reporting them to the site forums. Now granted there are a huge number of dorks out there driving like idiots, but I’m just not so sure how effective this is going to be in getting them stopped. One man’s bad driving is another man’s hustling to the office, and I’ve seen plenty of bad driving by people who thought they were being ever so good driving at a ridiculously slow speed in front of fast moving traffic. This is an interesting idea however, and proof again that there’s nothing the Internet can’t have a go at changing if it wants to.
It’s a jungle out there, thousands of speed cameras, but hundreds of thousands of relatively un-policed road-miles. Time for us road users, pedestrians and drivers to report abuses – not the low-level errors that we all inadvertently make as part of life – but more flagrant abuse, careless, dangerous driving, speeding through the same built-up area each day, cutting-up, tailgating, illegal / unsafe vehicles, driving without tax or insurance, drink / drug driving, etc – we all see it everyday but few report it – time to report it to each other and let’s build a transparent database that Police can check their records against, making our roads a safer place.