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Can Safe Driver Apps Help Reduce North Carolina Car Accidents?

How many times have you been driving along when you notice the reckless behavior of another driver? They may be speeding, lane jumping, or driving aggressively. Or maybe the way they are driving makes you suspect that they are under the influence of alcohol or drugs. And how many times have you noticed a driver texting on their phone as they are driving?

Carolinas accident attorneyIt is these types of situations that cause the far too many car accidents that result in injuries and deaths of other commuters. Keeping this in mind, several companies have developed apps that can be used to report other drivers who are engaging in these dangerous behaviors. Some of the more popular apps include:

Drive Me Crazy

The Drive Me Crazy provides a way for commuters to report bad drivers directly to the department of motor vehicles and insurance companies. Users just punch the bad driver’s license plate number into the app and what their offense is. This information is stored in a database that the DMV and insurance organizations can access in order to determine what kind of driver this person is. As of today, there have been more than 20,000 “tickets” entered by people who have encountered dangerous drivers.

Bad Driver Database

This app works similar to the Drive Me Crazy app. Users take a photograph of the “bad drivers” license plate, which is added to a national database. This database is also accessible to the public. This could also provide potential information for victims of car accidents as a way to see if the at-fault driver who hit them has a history of any dangerous driving behaviors.


The Nexar app communicates with other vehicles in order to provide real-time alerts for other drivers to avoid accidents and other dangerous issues. Drivers mount their phones so there is a clear view of the traffic and road ahead. As the vehicle is moving, the collects data from phone's camera, accelerometer, and gyroscope, noting when a driver pumps their brakes, where they are in space, and whether there is any vehicle close by. All of this info is fed back to the main center and when an incident occurs nearby, the app alerts the driver.

Have You Been Injured?

Unfortunately, no app can be 100 percent effective in protecting us from bad drivers. If you have been injured in a crash, contact a North Carolina car accident attorney to see what type of financial damages you may be entitled to. The legal team from Shapiro & Appleton have been advocating for injured clients since 1985 and will do all we can to ensure you receive the best possible outcome under the circumstances of your case. If you would like to meet with one of our skilled North Carolina car accident attorneys to find out how we can help, call us today at 757-578-1079 or a free case evaluation.

Randall E. Appleton
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