Friday, February 11, 2005

Helping Sledders Triumph Over Lawyers

I got another letter to the editor published on the American Spectator’s website. The original topic was the way our governments are caving in to the “Safety Nazis” and banning such childhood pleasures as sled hills. Read the letter published before mine for an excellent summation of the problem (and its echoes in yesterday’s topic of the Lincoln Park porch collapse). Here is my letter with an engineered solution to the dilemma…
“I would suggest that the public insist that on sledding days, the city plow and salt the sidewalk between the sled hill and the street. If the pile of snow is downhill from the sidewalk, the sledders will first slow down on the bare concrete, then smack into a pile of plowed snow. That should stop them safely!”


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