Traffic stops can be dangerous for both motorists and officers alike. Our goal is to create a virtual communication bridge for citizens and their government to interact, stay informed, and work together to build stronger communities.
On January 15, 2017 CEO Michael Odiari founded Check after he was pulled over during a traffic stop and quickly found himself looking down the barrel of a policeman’s gun. As a person of color, he knew that this would likely not be his only negative interaction with the police and that there was a whole community of people with similar experiences.
From that incident on he has set out to bridge the communication gap between police and motorists. The Check App utilizes video calling technology to replace the initial interactions during a traffic stop. Instead of approaching a vehicle to obtain a motorist's information, leaving the officer vulnerable on the side of the road, police will be able to see Driver Licenses, Registration, and Insurance of the motorists.
Motorists will be able to see vital information about the officer who is pulling them over. These initial interactions over video can help both parties communicate better and even help save the lives of both the officer and the motorist.
Meet the Check team members who are building safer communities and changing how we interact with government.