How's My Driving?

Tweets Steer Caracas Streets

With an adventure around every corner—police road-traps, mudslides, potholes—drivers in Venezuela's capital city are using Twitter to help drive safely and stay out of the reach of the law. The world's cheapest gas and a massive proliferation of smart phones are helping make it possible in Caracas. “There’s a big supply of texts and mobile devices and a lot of demand for traffic reports since traffic’s unbearable,” one economist told Bloomberg News. “Even though the state’s on top of you and regulating everything, Venezuelans are very entrepreneurial.”