Tom Vanderbilt links to a web site Platewire that tries to use social shaming to nudge drivers to respect cyclists, pedestrians, and other drivers better. Lots of discussion about it at John Tierney’s science lab. Two years ago, Lior Stahilevitz of the University of Chicago law school proposed extending the 18-wheeler “How’s My Driving?” campaign to a civil enforcement and fine system. Here’s a link to an audio of a talk he gave at the Law School with links to his paper inside.
Addendum: Instead of Platewire, there’s Jimmy Justice – the parking vigilante, ahem human nudge, embarrasses violators no matter how politically powerful or connected they may be.
Hat tip: Philip Frankenfeld