Monday, July 26, 2004

Body Count

The news here is dominated by Latvia struggling to keep its status as the country with the highest road death rate in Europe. We are close to or past 250 dead so far. Every weekend adds to the count. The prime minister came out with the dumb and clueless statement that "old and powerful cars" were responsible for the slaughter and should be banned. In fact, it is young people driving relatively new and sometimes powerful cars at high speeds, drinking and with no seat belts attached that gets folks killed. It is a problem of mentality, not machines to my mind.

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