Twitter Gives Reckless Drivers a Reprieve from Public Embarrassment

This is why @howsmydrivingny is so valuable. Photo: Howsmydrivingny

How's their driving? Who knows?!

Twitter has blocked members of the public from accessing the popular @howsmydrivingny account for alleged violations of the company's obscure rules — meaning that members of the public will no longer easily be able to obtain and then share the driving records of repeat scofflaws on social media.

As of Wednesday, people who tweeted a license plate, and tagged @howsmydrivingny, no longer received a detailed readout of that car's record of parking tickets and moving violations, but instead received the response, "@howsmydrivingny has been suspended by Twitter and cannot respond to queries currently."

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