Safer than road rage

Too bad we didn’t get this note before a van almost broadsided us coming off a side street onto a south-WS arterial this morning: A reader notes that if you see a driver doing something heinous, you can post the plate at, which is celebrating its first anniversary today. The reader writes, “Having nearly been hit in the croswalk (with stroller) up at Admiral and 41st, being constantly subjected to delirious speeders up Admiral, and having neighbors who have been hit while legally crossing at crosswalks, I’ve had it. There’s only so much that posted signs and occasional enforcement can do.”

6 Replies to "Safer than road rage"

  • Jiggers May 14, 2007 (1:36 pm)

    I’m just wondering, how much gas do you spend on just to run this blog?

  • WSB May 14, 2007 (2:03 pm)

    If you really are seriously interested – most of our observations happen during daily errands/shopping/other business in WS, on foot, on buses, as well as on gas-powered wheels. Maybe two or three miles out of our way per day at the most to check on things. With a vehicle that gets about 24 mpg, that’s less than a gallon a week. 50 cents a day. Hosting and domains cost us more!

  • The House May 14, 2007 (3:49 pm)

    I’m shocked I’m not on that website, but realize that posting a license plate on that website is a complete waste of your time and won;t change anything. If you really want to change the world, but a couple of these and stick them on the cars of people that piss you off:


  • The House May 14, 2007 (3:50 pm)

    Gosh darnit! Those typos got me again….they really take the bite out of what you have to say!

  • Meredith May 14, 2007 (4:00 pm)

    Nothing like an acident scene to slow traffic! I still like the idea of having amulances park along the road, toss a bloody doll or two on the median. I’m happy to help populate PlateWire. If it weren’t for all the damage to property and persons, the speed and neglect wouldn’t be such an issue. We’ve got to put these drivers, safe in their anonymity, on notice.

  • Meredith May 16, 2007 (9:27 am)

    Hello House! Love the stickers, but defacing property isn’t my thing. Besides, getting those stickers onto moving cars is just too extreme a sport for me! Thanks for the links.

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