Halton Hills and North Halton newspapers
Letters to the Editor...Trees along roadway would have prevented accident
Independent & Free Press (Georgetown, ON), 28 Mar 2007, p. 9

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Dear editor, Re: March 7 editorial, Roadside tragedy. I take exception to your comment "sometimes accidents simply happen" and am disgusted with our provincial government. There is no such thing as an accident-- they can all be prevented. Most of the crashes and deaths that occurred in southern Ontario Monday, March 5 could have been avoided if all municipalities and the provincial government had good trees planted along every road and highway on the prevailing wind side, thereby creating a wind barrier as they used to do with snow fencing. This would stop the deadly whiteouts that are becoming more common. All hydro and telephone lines should be moved to the opposite side away from the trees. Since we appear to be adopting a green philosophy the trees would also help the environment. Don't say it can't be done, since expropriation is commonly used when governments want something, so an easement should be relatively simple.

Spingola, Frank
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Letters to the Editor...Trees along roadway would have prevented accident