App to Report Traffic Safety Violators

App to Report Traffic Safety Violators
Starting up in DC now. Hopefully Arlington will follow.

The Our Streets app allows users report traffic safety violations directly to DC government. The app connects to the complaint system at DC’s DFHV (Department of For-Hire Vehicles, which regulates taxi and ride-hailing companies).

DFHV will use the data for statistical reporting and pass complaints on to ride-hailing companies. In the future the app hopes to share data with other DC agencies.

Hopefully as confidence in the app increases its use will spread to other jurisdictions, like Arlington, and eventually result in tickets.

From the app users can tap the kind of violation, snap a photo of the violation, confirm their location, and submit the violation.

The app is available for both Apple and Android mobile devices.

Longer stories at DCist and Wash Post