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How’s My Driving? harnesses the collective power of DC residents to make city streets safer for all. The app facilitates quick and easy reporting of vehicular traffic violations in order to help the city recover funds from outstanding traffic citations and take the most dangerous drivers off the road.

How Do I Report a Violation?

  1. Take a photo of the violation
  2. Enter license plate
  3. Select vehicle status and violation information
  4. "Click to Tweet" the results automatically to the correct enforcement agency
  5. Rinse and Repeat

What Does the App Do?

  • Determines if vehicle is eligible for towing
  • Returns summary stats on outstanding traffic citations
  • Auto-detects DC Taxis based on license plate
  • Submits an requests/complaints via Twitter:
    • to 311 for DPW parking enforcement dispatch.
    • to 311 for DC fleet vehicles. Yes, that includes DC Police vehicles!!
    • to 311 for the DC Department of For Hire Vehicles for taxis and ride-hailing vehicles
    • to the DC Department of Energy and the Environment for idling vehicles (hopefully enforcement coming soon!)
  • Aggregates submissions for aiding city resource optimization
  • [future function] Dispatches DPW parking enforcement directly for vehicles eligible for impound

Contact Us

If you need further assistance or have feedback regarding the app, contact us.

Installation

Install on Android

  1. Navigate to app.hmdapp.io in Chrome
  2. Click the “Add How’s My Driving to Home screen” prompt at the bottom on the page
  3. A window will pop up, prompting you to add How’s My Driving to your home screen. Click “ADD”.
  4. Now you should have the How’s My Driving app icon on both your home screen and in your app tray/drawer.
  5. Any updates will automatically be pushed to your installation, no need to “update’ the app. For updates to take effect, you make need to close and re-open the app.

Install on iOS

  1. Navigate app.hmdapp.io in Safari
  2. Click the share button.
  3. Scroll through the share options until you find "Add to Home Screen". Select this option.
  4. Now you should have the How’s My Driving app icon on both your home screen and in your app tray/drawer.
  5. Any updates will automatically be pushed to your installation, no need to “update’ the app. For updates to take effect, you make need to close and re-open the app.

Note: If the location field does not auto-populate when first try an app submission, your Safari location permissions may be disabled. Go to Settings > Privacy > Location Services and ensure that the Safari app permissions are set to "Always" or "While Using" and then reopen the app.

Uninstall the App

The How’s My Driving? app can be uninstalled just like any native app on your phone. If you uninstall the app and would like to re-install at a later date, repear the instructions above.