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

Saturday, July 02, 2011


Many of my friends are fond of saying that "Peace is patriotic!" I like to say, "Road Peace" is patriotic...

A lot of people carry on about "World Peace" without doing much about it... really, what can a person do? Here is what: realize that peace will not come until we become the sort of kind-hearted, thoughtful, patient, forgiving and caring and loving people that we are required to be. This will be no small task, but, there is a great place to get started... on the road! Yes, if we dedicate ourselves to persistently set the example, as we drive, we begin to evolve into the humans we need to become. Our better behavior will naturally spread into other areas of our lives. ...and so on...

Will you help spread the word? Will you join the effort.... the "Drive For Peace?"

I am looking for folks to help start a nonprofit project that I call, "Drive For Peace."  Perhaps a nonprofit org will sponsor the project?

Since improving our behavior on the road is in our best self interest, should it be hard to choose to evolve into the kind of humans who will be capable of living in peace?

VisualizeRoadPeace.. bumpersticker
VisualizeRoadPeace.. by gridlocksmith

Have a safe and happy celebration of freedom!