Posts tagged "safety"

Those red light cameras DO work, in Elk Grove Village

We’ve been hearing a lot about how the photo-protected intersections are just a ruse to raise money for municipalities. We’ve heard a lot about how various studies have shown that they not only don’t increase safety, but worse, they make the intersections more dangerous. Studies, schmudies. Here’s a real life example of how the cameras... Read more »

O'Hare Airport: Increasingly unsafe?

O’Hare expansion. Notice the increased number of runway and taxiway intersections One of the warnings issued by opponents of O’Hare Expansion was that building new runways, terminals and other facilities at the 1950s-sized airport would be difficult, if not unsafe, while the airport tries to continue operating at full capacity. That warning came to mind... Read more »

Update: O'Hare's dangerous safety lapses

Updated story:(today’s laugh)Mayor Richard M. Daley says safety problems are no big deal. Reported the Sun-Times: “We have a very safe airport,” he said. “Anything is a violation. We take anything seriously. … But it has not jeopardized the safety of any travelers. … It’s not dealing with the safety of people landing and taking... Read more »
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