Community Pace Car Project
Here in New Zealand our local sports council and cycling bodies came up with the Pace Car concept. Basically you get a black and yellow diamond shape car window sticker with Pace Car on it. By having this sticker you agree to abide by the road rules and be courteous to cyclists (and obey the 1.5 meter rule) and pedestrians. Since putting the sticker on my car, I have noticed a drop in tailgaters, as they must think there is a cycle race in front. It’s a physiological concept, too, since having the sticker on the back window has made me more conscious of my driving habits. Even though you don’t get a fine or even yelled at, it keeps you true to yourself as a cyclist and advocate.
Visit www.pacecars.co.nz for more info.