A Thumbs Up from the Democrat & Chronicle

The Neighborhood Pace Car program received a Thumbs Up from the editorial board of Rochester’s Democrat & Chronicle newspaper in the August 15, 2015 edition.

Thumbs up: To the 75 people in southeast Rochester who have pledged to set an example behind the wheel. Neighbors have drawn up aPace Car Pledge in which drivers agree to obey the speed limit, yield to pedestrians.   See more here…

One the mascots of Rochester Traffic Calming: Moe the Turtle also gives a “Thumbs Up” to safe driving

This follows a week with several other stories about Pace Car in local media.  One of those was an earlier article in the Democrat & Chronicle itself:

In auto racing, a pace car usually leads drivers around the track to get them motoring at a common speed before the competition starts.  Southeast Rochester residents have launched a grassroots initiative meant to set a pace for everyday drivers — albeit a slower, safer one.  Neighbors have drawn up a “Pace Car Pledge” in which drivers agree to obey the speed limit, yield to pedestrians, be courteous to bicyclists and otherwise observe traffic safety laws. People who sign the pledge get a “Pace Car” sticker to put on their bumpers. See entire article here…

Many of the 75 people taking the pledge that are mentioned in the article did this recently at the Highland Park Neighborhood’s annual National Night Out celebration.  This included the first known instance of someone  (long time neighborhood leader David Halter) in a motorized wheel chair pledging to be a Pace Car!

The First  Highland Park Neighborhood Pace Chair enrolled at National Night Out 2015.

The First Neighborhood Pace Chair enrolled at National Night Out 2015

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