If you've ever found yourself giving the middle finger or screaming at another motorist, a Crofton resident is eager to present you with an alternative way to communicate.
Debbie Jenkins has produced a series of "Talk2Me" cards featuring messages to drivers, in the hopes that they will cut down on instances of road rage. The messages range from the urgent (CALL 911) to the humorous (What's Your #?), and the snarky (Hang UP!)
"I think this is better than flipping someone the bird," Jenkins said. "You're not interrupting your driving yelling at someone."
Jenkins has produced three sets of cars selling for $19.99 each online.
The cards are meant to be held in the hand and are attached with a metal binder ring. The black-on-white text is designed to be visible from 36 feet, or about two car lengths.
Jenkins, who works full time as a real estate agent, said she got the idea several years ago after seeing traffic grow worse near her home off Riedel Road in Crofton.
The need for a new way to communicate with other drivers has been underscored by recent cases of road rage on Route 3 and on I-97 in the Gambrills area.
"These are informal and can help diffuse a situation," Jenkins said. "All in all, it's much better."