Take the StreetShare Pledge:
Even when drivers understand that the law requires them to drive the speed limit and yield to pedestrians in crosswalks, it can be difficult to do so. Other motorists may tailgate, honk horns, etc. Still, it is our responisbility to drive within the law even if others around us don't. And sometimes the same people who complain when cars speed past their children playing in the yard, the same people drive over the limit and past pedestrians waiting to cross the street.
So we ask you to take the StreetShare pledge to drive within the law yourself. By doing so, you set a positive example, slow cars behind you and help keep pedestrians safe.
We have created a vehicle magnet that identifies drivers who have taken the StreetShare pledge. If you want to be the change you would like to see in others, email here to request a StreetShare vehicle magnet. Then the next time you slow or stop to let an elderly person finish crossing the street, the people in the car behind you will know why.
I pledge to:
- Stop to let people cross the street - Many people do not understand that the law requires them to yield the right of way to pedestrians at a crosswalk. This means motorists must stop when they see a person waiting at the curb in a crosswalk and allow them to cross.
- Drive within the speed limit, maybe slower, never faster - Speeding may be the hardest habit to break. but speeding is not only dangerous; it reduces property values for the homes along the street. Even 5 MPH over th e limit is still over the limit, and can mean the difference between an injury or death in a collision with a pedestrian.
- Watch for and take care when passing people on bicycles - The law requires motorists to give three feet when passing cyclists. Bicyclsts often need to be able to move a bit from side to side in order to balance and to avoid imperfections in the road surface.
- Obey all laws and treat all other road users with courtesy and respect - This means crossing at crosswalks, not mid-block from between parked cars; stopping at red lights (bicyclists), even smiling at people in other cars once on a while. We can all help to make our streets and neighborhoods safer and more pleasant for everyone if we follow the four tenents of the StreetShare pledge. Take the StreetShare pledge below and email here to request a StreetShare vehicle magnet for your car.