LET'S STOP DRIVING OURSELVES CRAZYINFORMATION FOR THE MEDIA ABOUT RoadPeace -- April 1997
Background: In mid-May of 1996 I was driving down Petaluma Boulevard South to get on the freeway and head to my Berkeley job. When I flipped on my indicator to move into the right lane, a guy in a big pick-up truck intentionally sped up to keep me from moving over. We all know this is an everyday occurrence, but that day, instead of getting angry/frustrated/annoyed, I started getting an idea. What if we could start a movement that involved a commitment to be nice to each other on the roadways? I immediately started creating [in my head] a kit to accompany the movement, consisting of a pledge card, and stickers to be placed on our front and back windshields. The immediate goal was to accomplish two things: First, having the stickers would mark us as kind-hearted drivers willing to actually let people in front of us. Second, and most importantly, displaying our stickers would remind us of our own commitment to driving nicely, even on bad, cranky days. That day, RoadPeace was born.
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