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, January 11, 2011

X Marks the Spot

In South Dakota, I noticed as a child, that there were numerous signs bearing a large "X" that alerted folks that someone had died at that spot. Groups of "X" signs were at many sharp curves, effectively warning those who cared to slow down. (Slow up?) If such signs were marked with the name of the victim, we could memorialize and make others wise.

If such a program were to be instituted in other states (or nationally?) there might be a public awareness campaign...

"X" Marks the Spot.
Give it Some Thought.
When you pay some attention
To the hazards we mention,
You'll not be distraught.

Comments, I always crave.
Whether a pan or rave,
I'll think for a spell,
And then say, "Oh, well,
"It's like a smile and wave."

For you Smilers and Wavers for whom Changing the World is your bag,
may I suggest a bag like this...

CHANGE THE WORLD-GANDHI by gridlocksmith
Create photo bags from zazzle

The design can be had on other items, such as shirts and mugs,
and is found in the "Other Cool Stuff" section.

Be a safe and gentle driver,
Cool and calm as MacGuyver.
Don't do stupid tricks
Like text limericks.
You will be a survivor.