ORANGE, CA -- You may remember my personal campaign to bring the "Thank You Wave" back into prominence in our daily driving habits. Did someone let you merge in front of them? Wave 'thanks'! Did you cut someone off because the lane was ending and, well, you're in a hurry and who cares? Please. Just wave. It will lower the anger of the person you cut off, I promise.
But a new company out of California is doing one better: they've launched MotorMood! The founders say the hope is for this product to make the roadways a less hostile place. Here's how it works: you stick the MotorMood smiley face in your rear window, and place the buttoned remote on your drivers side visor. If someone lets you merge, you simply press the button, and it lights up the smiley face in your window as a way to say 'thanks'!
Initially, the company launched a Kickstarter campaign to get this project off the ground, and quickly raised over $117,000 in just over 30 days! But things have changed. The founders aren't able to release any details just yet, but say an opportunity has come up that allows the product to reach people more quickly. Because of this, they cancelled the Kickstarter and cancelled the charges for everyone who had pledged support. Instead, you can now pre-order these MotorMoods directly on their website- starting at $19.99. In addition to offering several colors (blue, green, and pink), they are now also offering a 'winky' face!
Click HERE to purchase and learn more. And from one potentially ragey driver to another (we all sit in that gosh awful traffic together) let's aim to be kinder to each other during our commutes! Whether that's a simple wave, or the welcome site of one of these fun, lighted smilies, it just might lower our stress and make our day!