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 Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Dean-Collins/674616722 Dean Collins

    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.

  • Paula Lynn

    Great help for law enforcement.