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April 18, 2014

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Letter to the editor:

Protecting people as well as property

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I wish to commend Hank Ozaki’s letter to the editor Wednesday (“A safety suggestion for bus stops”) about using bollards to protect people.

I drive along Village Center Circle in Summerlin. First I pass a bench in an area marked as a bus stop. It is about three feet back from the curb. One hundred feet further along I pass an electric utility box, also about three feet back from the curb.

The utility box is protected by several bright yellow bollards. The bench at the bus stop is not. This seems to reflect a misplaced priority as well as a missed opportunity to protect lives and property.

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  1. Doesn't it always seem that it takes death and destruction before people come to their senses and do the right and proactive thing to prevent such from happening?

    Sad state of human affairs. Not much changes over time. As the writer, Henry Soloway, pointed out, having the extra layer of safety bollards, could save lives. They are used on inanimate objects for protection, why not for living people? It costs more to settle liability lawsuits than to build these bollards into bus stop areas.

    Blessings and Peace,
    Star

  2. Pretty pathetic NV Energy's things are more important than we poor. Can't you see that though 10% unemployment,pimps called good people ect.