Monday, May 12, 2008

The consequences are predictable

The latest bad news from Salisbury Township in Amish country
Gruesome buggy accidents apparently are so common in Pennsylvania that newspapers don't even bother to report the fate of the horse. In the latest accident, a buggy driven by an 11-year-old boy collided with a minivan, ejecting the buggy driver and 3 other children. None was injured.
Putting horses into traffic is a recipe for disaster, in the city and in the country. That a child would be allowed to drive a buggy is incomprehensible, although no individual would be made safer in the circumstance of a buggy-versus-motor vehicle collision. Support a ban on horse-drawn carriages in New York City.

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