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www.howsmydriving .com

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I have seen those bumper stickers that say "How's my driving? Call 1-800-423-3298" or some long telephone number.

How about a website?

www.howsmydriving.com is a website where every car owner has an account. Their license plate # is their login name and they have a password of their choosing.

They can send messages about peoples driving skills to other people by specifying the license # that they want to send to. They can also look at anyone's messages as long as the messages are marked "public". The ones marked "private" can only be read by the account owner.

Anyone with a car can do this, and anyone without a car can still read messages.

DesertFox, Jul 08 2004

Driver Voting System http://www.halfbake...r_20voting_20system
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       Would be good for trying to get a date with the cute red-head who smiled at you on the corner of 5th and Main, but would probably end up being one huge flame-war... bun
luecke, Jul 08 2004

       A bun for the idea, with the following caveat. The problem I see is that no doubt the worst drivers are the ones who are probably least likely to read the website and find themselves being dissed. Therefore, I suggest that when you renew your driving license, the DMV clerk should bring up the website, check your license, and then confront you with the info found therein.
TheJeff, Jul 08 2004

       No way, fox, cause if I get your plate #, and I hate you, then you're getting dissed. How cool is that? And it would happen so much that you wouldn't be able to get useful information from a site like this.
yabba do yabba dabba, Jul 08 2004

       So what?   

       If they know your plate number and know that it's you driving it, then they know you in person and can insult you in person without having to do it through a website.   

       Plus, you could have a special feature that auto-deletes messages from certain plate numbers.
DesertFox, Jul 08 2004

       //Anyone with a car can do this//   

       AOL tech support happily stepped me through connecting my ethernet cable to my distributor cap, but strangely enough, the tech wanted to get off the phone before could start it up.
Mr Burns, Jul 08 2004

       Great idea and agree with [TheJeff].
python, Jul 08 2004

       A funny look can make 'em pissed at you. They don't have to know you. They don't have to know it's you driving it.
And your special feature compromises the integrity of the site, don't you think? Like you can delete my annos, and make it look like nobody objects to the idea.
yabba do yabba dabba, Jul 08 2004


       But you can send bad messages to him and start a flame war, like luecke said.
DesertFox, Jul 08 2004

       True. Which sucks.
yabba do yabba dabba, Jul 08 2004

       Could be....
DesertFox, Jul 08 2004

       This is pretty much the same as jutta's no-longer-here mail-a-car.com idea.
waugsqueke, Jul 10 2004

       In general, yes, but mail-a-car.com was an e-mail redirecting service to be sold with license plate holders, not a redundant messaging system with side benefits hosted on a website.
jutta, Jul 10 2004

       I will, jutta.
DesertFox, Jul 10 2004

       I like this for the reason [luecke] stated, not for it's practicality.   

       How 'bout this: you sign up for the service and buy/sell a bumper sticker with your username on it. That way the person who you message will see what you have to say, becase they give a damn.
Eugene, Jul 10 2004


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