This App Could Let You Text Arsehole Drivers by Scanning Their Number Plate

By Tom Pritchard on at

The number of idiot drivers on the roads seems to be increasing every day. How can you make them realise how much of an idiot their driving makes them appear? With the DiDi Plate app, you could snap a picture of their number plate and then send that driver a text message.

One of the issues, however, is that this feature would not be limited to texting drivers who have downloaded the app -- it would be anyone who has a car. In other words, opting out of unsolicited text messages isn't currently possible. But before privacy advocates start organising protest marches, this app is only in the prototype stages and chances are it won't be made available to the general population in its current form.

Despite the obvious breaches of privacy, and the innate danger caused by idiots using the app while they're driving, this app could have some useful day-to-day uses. Say someone has parked in front of your drive and blocked you in, all you need to do is snap a picture of the offending car's number plate and you can let the owner know how inconsiderate they've been. [Digital Trends via SlashGear]