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Sunday, June 12, 2005

For your protection?

Adam Gaffin writes in today's Boston Globe, For your protection?:
Steve Garfield of Jamaica Plain wondered why the state inconveniences motorists by letting people park on Storrow Drive for concerts, so he wrote the state Department of Conservation and Recreation. He got back a letter stating that the policy protects the lives of concertgoers: ''The line of cars protects the thousands of spectators at the Hatch Shell from any auto accidents that would occur with passing traffic.' So now Garfield wonders whether there has ever been a case in which a car has careened out of control, jumped the curb, avoided all the trees, and wound up on the lawn in front of the Hatch Shell when there isn't a concert going on.
Please contact the state Department of Conservation and Recreation and ask them to stop this misguided policy.

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