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Fed up with Parking Tickets in San Francisco? Join DriverSide and Enter to have Your Ticket Paid

SF Company Gives Back to City Drivers by Paying 100 Parking Tickets up to $75 each for New and Current Registered Users

SAN FRANCISCO July 17, 2008 – DriverSide announces today it is ‘Giving Back’ to the drivers of San Francisco by paying 100 parking tickets up to $75 each. To have their ticket paid, drivers are encouraged to first register at and complete an entry form. Winners will be notified by July 25th.

“Forget about Cable Cars and Sourdough. San Francisco is becoming known for one thing- parking tickets. Almost two million were issued last year and it feels like half of them ended up on our windshields at DriverSide,” said Trevor Traina, co-founder and chairman. “To show consumers that DriverSide is truly on the side of all drivers, we decided to hold this promotion for recent victims of parking tickets, since nothing ruins your day faster than a parking fine.”

DriverSide is a full service end-to-end Web site for anyone who owns or leases a vehicle. Focusing on saving consumers money, DriverSide eliminates fees, including used car listings, helps consumers maintain the value of their vehicles, and ensures users know what to pay for typical repair jobs, parts and accessories. Additional resources include personalized safety alerts and recalls, an in house editorial dept offering useful advice and a social networking community featuring tips on car ownership.

With nearly $90 million of fines collected in San Francisco each year, drivers in San Francisco are frustrated by the amount of money they’re being charged. DriverSide co-founder Adam Jackson became the latest victim of meter-mania when his car was ticketed on the 800 block of Sansome. “They must have been hiding behind a tree or under a manhole since I only left it there for five minutes,” said Jackson. “At that point inspiration struck, we should pay other people’s tickets. Call it a new take on random acts of kindness.” To register on DriverSide’s website, first-time visitors simply identify their specific car or truck. Once their vehicle is claimed, information is tailored to the automobile’s make, model and year, forming a personalized vehicle profile in their publically available “My Garage.” DriverSide automatically notifies them of all important information on their vehicle, such as recalls and detailed lists of parts and accessories specific to their automobile. Consumers not knowing which price to pay for services and/or which mechanic to go to can leverage DriverSide’s Pre-Service Report, a printable resource with details on service costs and mechanic ratings specific to a consumer’s local area.

For this promotion, DriverSide will be paying 100 San Francisco parking tickets, randomly selected from entries, valued at $75 or less. No purchase necessary to enter or win. The Sweepstakes is only open to legal residents of the State of California, who are at least 18 years of age or older at the time of Sweepstakes registration. One (1) entry per individual.

About DriverSide
Founded in fall 2007 by Internet Entrepreneurs Trevor Traina, Adam Jackson, and Jad Dunning, DriverSide is the first Web site specifically designed for automobile owners. Funded by Catamount Ventures, DriverSide allows consumers to save money on servicing and maintenance costs as well as buy and sell automobiles. With an in-house editorial staff, DriverSide offers useful advice on how to own and operate a vehicle as well as reviews on new and used automobiles. DriverSide’s community allow consumers to participate in forums, meet other owners of a particular vehicle, share knowledge, and post reviews on mechanics and dealers.

Whether for buying, selling, servicing, maintaining or accessorizing, DriverSide has brought together all the information and resources needed to make automobile ownership an easy and personalized experience. (