The Weekly Carnage

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The tragic deaths of New York Yankee’s pitcher Cory Lidle and his flight instructor grabbed the headlines this week, but meanwhile, some two dozen people were killed on the region’s roads.

(Photo from the Daily News)

  • All these flat fix deaths are avoidable. Whether you have AAA membership or not, the city should tow any vehicle to a safe place for free, particularly in areas with a narrow shoulder. Drivers should stay put and call for help if they have a cell phone.

    The other alternative which I wouldn’t be opposed to is to make shoulders big enough to be safe, which almost none are in NYC.

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    Thanks Glenn. Looks like I missed one.

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