We’ve all seen the headlines, distracted driving has become a serious societal problem. In fact, according to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those who text and drive are 6 times more likely to cause an accident than someone driving under the influence. For Jesse Day and his friends, the issue became all too real one evening in San Francisco when they narrowly escaped being hit by a texting driver while crossing the street. The experience motivated them to take action in the form of an app that democratizes and crowd sources everyday citizens, who are not driving themselves, to collect video evidence of traffic safety violators using their app Text To Ticket. Despite being such an early stage startup, Text To Ticket is already generating significant buzz. They were recently selected for the 500 Startups accelerator batch 20 in San Francisco. Additionally, they just made the final four in the Kings Capitalize contest. I sat down with Jesse Day and Steve Nguyen during the Kings Capitalize event while the judges were deliberating and chatted about their startup.
You can also download or listen to the interview as a podcast, linked below:
You can also check out Jesse introducing Text to Ticket at Kings Capitalize event: