Let there be peace on the road

Have you noticed that there is far too much mayhem and misery on the highways, the city streets and the country roads of America today? Most of us have. In fact, on the average day, 90 of us are killed and more than 6,000 are injured nearly 15,000 crashes. We do not even want to think about the medical and property damage expense involved. The costs are enormous in pain, suffering and dollars. Reliable statistics on road rage are hard to come by, but the number of scary horror stories about it on the news is certainly alarming. And furthermore, the stress is not doing our health any good either. Let's face it, most of us are driving more and enjoying it less. But we are sick and tired of being miserable on the road, and know that we can do better!

Because salubrious means safe and healthy (not slow), that is precisely how we and our passengers want to be while driving. We know that being angry with other drivers causes much of our misery, yet isn't improving their driving any. We know that anger is optional, and that we can create our own happier, more salubrious driving world. We know that the other driver is not our problem and that whatever he or she is doing, we can laugh it off and be on our way; there is no need to waste our energy and good cheer throwing a fit. 

But sometimes we forget, and that is why we propose a national Salubrious Driving Day to remind ourselves, to share the good news with others, and to celebrate salubriety. In honor of John W. Rider, the father of salubrious driving, we ask that this day be observed on his birthday, November 22nd. 

At Riders on the Road, we are dedicated to the proposition that everyone in our extended family of motorists is entitled to a happy, healthy and safe driving experience whenever we hit the road, and that together we can make it so. Please join us in sharing a few laughs, while we let go of our crabbier, more self-destructive ways and follow a new path to driving sanity. And please help us spread the word by joining in our petition below. 

Thank you for your support!

Dear Speaker Boehner and Leader Pelosi:

You are no doubt aware that there is far too much mayhem and misery on the highways, the city streets and the country roads of America today, and we the undersigned ask you to help us change that.


Consider that on the average day, 90 Americans are killed and more than 6,000 are injured nearly 15,000 crashes. We do not even want to think about the medical and property damage expense involved. The costs are enormous in pain, suffering and dollars. Reliable statistics on road rage are hard to come by, but the number of scary horror stories about it on the news is certainly alarming. And furthermore, the stress is not doing our health any good either. Let's face it, most of us are driving more and enjoying it less. But we are sick and tired of being miserable on the road, and know that we can do better!

Because salubrious means safe and healthy (not slow), that is precisely how we and our passengers want to be while driving. We know that being angry with other drivers causes much of our misery, yet isn't improving their driving any. We know that anger is optional, and that we can create our own happier, more salubrious driving world. We know that the other driver is not our problem and that whatever he or she is doing, we can laugh it off and be on our way; there is no need to waste our energy and good cheer throwing a fit. 


But sometimes we forget, and that is why we propose a national Salubrious Driving Day to remind ourselves, to share the good news with others, and to celebrate salubriety. In honor of John W. Rider, the father of salubrious driving, we ask that this day be observed on his birthday, November 22nd. 


At Riders on the Road, we are dedicated to the proposition that everyone in our extended family of motorists is entitled to a happy, healthy and safe driving experience whenever we hit the road, and that together we can make it so. Please help us spread the word and make the roads of America a happier, healthier, safer place to drive by declaring November 22nd Salubrious Driving Day. 

Thank you for your support!

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