LookUpAPlate.com isn’t just another website; it’s a community-driven mission to make the roads safer for everyone. Founded by Jason and Ritesh, this platform was born out of a growing concern for road safety. With the rise in incidents of reckless driving and road rage, there arises a need for a platform where ordinary citizens can take a stand and make a difference.
When faced with individuals who maneuver through traffic as if they are in a Fast and Furious movie, or when unfortunate recipients of road rage outbursts, what actions do you typically take? Perhaps you make a note of their license plate and report the incident to the authorities.
However, let’s be realistic: The authorities may not have the bandwidth to deal with smaller traffic incidents, and most of us may not have the time to follow up with them.
LookUpAPlate.com aims to address this gap by taking a crowdsourced approach of empowering anyone to report bad driving behavior by fellow motorists. These reports aren’t official complaints in any way but more like an online feedback against the said driver’s license plate. We do not gather personal information and strongly advise against sharing any personal information in the comments.
Not only can you report other drivers, but you can also check if you’ve been reported. That’s right—accountability goes both ways. You can choose to challenge a report or use it as a wake-up call to improve your driving habits. This builds a community of drivers who are aware of their actions and are willing to improve—a far cry from the reckless attitude you might see on your daily commute.
We’re more than just a passive platform; we’re advocates for change. The statistics speak for themselves. Over 5 million car accidents occur each year in the U.S., leading to more than 38,000 deaths—that’s one life lost every 8 minutes. Worldwide, that number jumps to an estimated 1.3 million fatalities yearly due to traffic-related incidents.
LookUpAPlate.com recognizes these concerning statistics as a prompt for action, not only from individuals in positions of authority, but also from everyday drivers like yourself and me who play a crucial role in our driving community.
According to the AAA Foundation, aggressive and distracted driving accounts for nearly 50% of all U.S. traffic accidents. Clearly, there’s room for improvement. By providing an open forum for public discussion and reporting, we hope to help drivers think twice before they tailgate, speed, or reach for their phones.
Part of the issue at hand revolves around the concept of anonymity. Many drivers believe they can engage in almost any behavior without consequences, thanks to the shield of invisibility provided by their vehicles.
However, this is not the case.
LookUpAPlate.com functions as a leveling force, ensuring that the conduct of offending drivers is exposed to the public eye. Again, we would like to reiterate we only allow anyone to report drivers by license plate, which is a part of the public record.
Consider this: If you were aware that your reckless driving could be publicly reported and discussed, wouldn’t you think twice?
We don’t want to be just another website; we aim to be the go-to platform for anyone concerned about road safety. Think of us as the Amazon Seller ratings or Yelp reviews for the road—a crowdsourced approach to keeping our streets safer. We’re striving for a future where “How’s My Driving?” is not just a sticker on the back of commercial trucks but a question every driver asks themselves daily.
Join our cause and make a difference. Share your experiences, report dangerous drivers, and play a part in reducing accidents. The impact is significant - even a small 1% decrease in accidents could potentially save approximately 350 lives annually in the United States. We are more than just a platform; we are a movement. And we need you to help us make it a reality.
We'd love to hear from you. Feel free to share your suggestions and feature request to [email protected].
-Jason L. Arthur