In Velorution - Dismantling the car economy, celebrating bicycle culture: Luke 6:27-36 Andreas has picked up on my searching for solutions in 42: Dangerous Cars.
His points are great! They also apply to much more than just dangerous car drivers. This kind of approach is likely to be good for evangelism, for politics but most of all for building community. It is when we doin't meet and talk that our communities fall apart. That distrust, fear and crime rise.
So why don't we do it? Maybe we have overfilled our lives, maybe we feel safe and protected in our homes and cars and vulnerable when out in our front gardens (yards), on the pavement (sidewalk). Maybe we are too lazy. But the retreat from meeting the people nearby is a step to many of us have taken towards giving up on a safe friendly community in which to live.
Anyway a lot of this is tough. For example we worry when the kids play in the road after school (we live in a close - a dead end of 30 odd houses so there is only the traffic to our own homes). Why - well when there are 10 of them outside it can be a bit noisy, but most of all they are not going to be careful about watching for cars when they run accross. But there shouldn't really be a need for them to be careful. The good thing is that having tyhem out there is such a good way to break the ice and start building relationships.
We need home zones!