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I have to respond to Chuck Warren's response to Tim Bosquet's article on twinning the highway. Tim Bosquet's solution is actually a much better one in terms of lives saved. If this province were to get serious about reducing car traffic, we would see a commensurate decrease in car-related deaths. And to a much greater extent than we would see from the highway being twinned. This is such a simple concept, even Chuck should get it. If more people are riding trains and buses, there are less people to kill or be killed in the cars they're driving. And not only that, but, hey, the environment wins too.For too long in this province and this country, car drivers have felt a total sense of entitlement to unfettered access to driving their cars wherever and whenever the hell they want to, all at taxpayers' expense for road-building and maintenance and of course, the horrendous health costs of dealing with accidents . While they too pay taxes and love the freedom, they want zero responsibility for all the negative impacts that cars and driving have had on the planet. The sweet deal needs to end, for our planet, for our safety and for our tax dollars.

By Edson

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