9. Slow It Down

Drive slowly on neighborhood streets.

Slower driving on side streets by multiple neighbors will dampen the desire of racers to use your street.

Slow down on every side street in the city, not just the one near your home.

While we often call for stop signs, lights, and speed bumps, we often forget that we can organize a means to slow down neighborhood traffic sooner. Remember that it is legal to drive a few miles per hour below the speed limit. For example, if the speed limit is 25, try 20 instead.

Regular, slower driving on neighborhood side streets by multiple neighbors will dampen the desire of racers to use your street. It isn’t as fun to cut through a neighborhood if the likelihood of being stuck behind a car traveling at a more respectful pace has increased. Also, slow down on every side street in the neighborhood, not just the one near your home.