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

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


According to the July 15, edition of The Washington Post, "...the accident-prone duo have sacrificed piles of arms, suffered battered chests and endured countless cases of whiplash, all in the name of protecting drivers and passengers." They will be part of an exhibit at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History.

Many of us recall how these dummies raised awareness of the benefit of the seat belt. (I sometimes refer to it as a "life belt.") Can't you just hear them: "Even a dummy knows enough to buckle up!"

Congratulations to the danger driven duo, Vince and Larry!

These two have done their part to change the world, will you?
Here's just the thing to remind ourselves (and others)
that we all have a part to play in creating a better world...

If we are not part of the solution, are we not part of the problem?

Be safe, and be kind.
A better world, we may find.