THE GRIDLOCKSMITH

THE GRIDLOCKSMITH, traffic safety activist, "Roads Scholar," former "Road Warrior" who lost a brother (aged,15) on the road in 1969, has compiled many observations and ideas about traffic safety after 3 decades of driving for a living. "Are you part of the problem, or part of the solution? Set a safe example in traffic." You, too, can be a gridlocksmith. "Road-Peace is a step toward World Peace." - Earl Shoop

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Looking for what's logical, efficient, kind and fun... Traffic safety became a personal issue when my youngest brother died on the highway. I observed traffic unsafety while driving for a living(30yrs). Spread the word about "Road-Peace" as a step on the road to World Peace. Since those wise and gentle enough to create World Peace will not treat each other as we now do, in traffic, the road is a good place to focus our efforts. see www.road-peace.com www.gridlocksmith.com

Monday, July 27, 2009

HEAD ON COLLISIONS.. ON DIVIDED HIGHWAY??

Not one, but two, head on collisions on the same N.Y. highway...

on the same day!

(Of course, condolences go out to those who lost loved ones.)

Generally, this happens when stretches of the road are not divided.

When the driver approaches a divided section, it seems that signs

that scream out, "WRONG WAY" are not always enough to get the

driver to do the right thing. Whether the driver is sleepy, drunk,

distracted, dyslexic or anti-authoritarian, it seems that something

more needs to be done to protect our lives.

SUGGESTION:

Strategically placed "rumble strips" could alert the wrong-way

driver that something is amiss.

Drivers who are headed the proper direction may also benefit,

as they will be reminded to reduce speed.


PITHY PLATITUDE

The question is not what you look at but what you see.
- Henry David Thoreau


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