Archive for Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Driving toll

August 29, 2006

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To the editor:

You probably missed the article last week ("Traffic deaths climb to 15-year high," Journal-World, Aug. 23), as we have become so inured to the automobile's gruesome toll. On average, nearly 120 Americans are killed every day in this country while paying homage to the four-wheel god. Yet this is just the first course of a very large and bloody meal. It does not include the tens of thousands who are maimed and crippled by this destructive deity, nor the even greater number who are killed and wounded ensuring that this beast never grows thirsty.

Want to save your soul, town, country, planet? Park your car and walk, ride a bike or take a bus.

Ray Finch,

Lawrence

Comments

lunacydetector 8 years, 11 months ago

it's the smart growth way. didn't you know that utopia was the horse and buggy days?

best to get a mountain bike to navigate all that horse manure.

monkeyhawk 8 years, 11 months ago

Tell ya what, Ray buddy...

When your amigo, Al Gore sells his private jet that he uses to ferry around to all of his country manors, maybe I'll take a bus ride. Or when he sells off some of those suv's he is so fond of, maybe I'll get on a bike.

Until then, I might just drive even more.

mom_of_three 8 years, 11 months ago

I had to read this several times to understand it all.
And even then.....I must not be awake yet.
If you can get the bus to run later than 8 oclock in this town, more people would probably take it.
Until then, I will stick to my car, because I don't want to walk home in the dark.

Kelly Powell 8 years, 11 months ago

let's see....our population is increasing, therefore there will be more deaths across the board in every category....shut up.

gr 8 years, 11 months ago

"On average, nearly 120 Americans are killed every day in this country while paying homage to the four-wheel god."

"Want to save your soul, town, country, planet? Park your car and walk, ride a bike or take a bus."

So, would it follow that if something causes the death of more than 120 (Americans anyway), it should be banned (or avoided), too?

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