license plate reporting / review review system for bad drivers
Currently, there is no system of checks and balances for bad or dangerous drivers. If someone is driving recklessly, or dangerously (slamming on brakes, threatening people, road rage) the only recourse is 911, which doesn't always apply and would increase erroneous / wasteful emeergency calls which should be used for more important emergencies.
If the DMV won't listen, then I hope application developers like Waze, or someone else would implement this feature so that bad drivers can be tracked and reported via license plate in a community fashion.
Then hopefully, the DMV will do something and create a review program where you would have to re-certify for your license.
With so many drivers in CA, it's not fair that the good drivers and bad drivers have the same rights on the road. Lets get the bad drivers off the road, and give people an incentive to drive safely. This will also reduce traffic.
I would like to report a recklass driver License plate AEN 7298 VA plate blue SUV
Maybe if a bad driver got reported enough times by different Wazers, the police could keep an eye out for that driver's behavior.
Waze is not connected to police. If you want to punish reckless drivers then record any incidents and then report it to police. Reckless driving is anti-social and it is not probable that such driver would use social app like waze at all.
Rachel Stout commented
You don't have to always dial 911 if you're worried about erroneous/wasteful emergency calls. You can call the local police nonemergency hotline and report them. That's what I do if I see a reckless driver or a major object in the road (fallen tree, or other giant obstacle blocking a lane). That way the police still know, but I'm not wasting emergency resources and they can decide how to respond.
There would need to be a verbal interface -- vehicle type, color, make -- or verbal recording of the license plate. Perhaps choices like: excessive speed; agressive driving; tailgating; texting while driving, talking without hands-free. Maybe if a bad driver got reported enough times by different Wazers, the police could keep an eye out for that driver's behavior.