CurbTXT Lets San Franciscoans Text Drivers via License Plates

CurbTXTTrying to find parking in San Francisco sometimes feels likes a car-based version of “Survivor.” It’s not pretty. Cars block driveways, drivers forget to curb their wheels, lights get left on, and meters run out. These are all reasons why you might want to contact a vehicle’s owner. If everyone in San Francisco signed up for CurbTXT, then it would be easy to get in touch. Drivers can sign up for CurbTXT by registering their license plates and phone numbers. A sticker on the car gives people an anonymous way to contact the driver through text messaging by referencing the plate number. The service forwards the message to the owner. CurbTXT is a sweet idea. It could turn San Francisco into a wonderland of parking good deeds, helping people avoid fines and giving them the opportunity to move their vehicles before they get towed.

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Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is Managing Director, Digital Media Group at Landmark Ventures/ShellyPalmer a technology focused Investment Banking & Advisory practice specializing in M&A, Financings, Strategic Partnerships and Innovation Access. He is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert and well known for his work on Fox Television's Shelly Palmer Digital Living as well as his daily radio report on United Stations Radio Networks. For more information, visit shellypalmer.com.

Comments

  1. Dean Collins says:

    hmm if everyone signed up to receive text alerts…..sorry Shelly but dumb app, dumb idea, this solves ZERO technical issues (oh and is not related to SF, NYC or any other city etc)
    lol dont worry they’ll probably get funding.

  2. Paula Lynn says:

    Great help for law enforcement.

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