In the interests of exposing bad driving in order to promote good driving, we must bring to the attention of our readers the not-for-profit website shitedrivers.com.
Its creator Niall O’Keeffe has created a website dedicated to rooting out examples of Irish road madness, badness and ludicrous driving. Niall says: “I’ve seen some very bad examples of driving and I just thought it would be nice to have an outlet for it instead of road rage”.
Contributors describe what they see or download photographs and videos, so long as number plates and faces have been obscured. Mr O’Keeffe emphasises that the imges be captured safely, not by the person behind the steering wheel. “We have enough material as it is, we don’t want to create more shite drivers,” he says.
This site is a great example of individuals creating an awareness of bad driving and bringing it to the attention of a wider audience. Efforts like those of Mr O’Keeffe can only help to create safer roads for us all. Ireland’s Road Safety Authority has also recently praised the site as brilliant.