Re: [carfree_cities] Exporting Road Dangers
- Well, I suppose since many of these soldiers have 30km/h limits in their home cities (not the Canadian I suppose but Germans, etc.) a 45km/h limit is okay....hmm, I wonder how the European soldiers from Tempo 30 cities are doing in terms of collisions....
> Od: "Lanyon, Ryan" <ryan.lanyon@...>
> Komu: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
> Datum: Wed, 31 Mar 2004 12:04:00 -0500
> Předmět: [carfree_cities] Exporting Road Dangers
> From: http://www.canoe.ca/NewsStand/OttawaSun/News/2004/03/31/402618.html
> Wed, March 31, 2004
> Canuck vehicle kills cyclist
> By CP
> KABUL -- An Afghan cyclist was killed yesterday in a collision with a
> Canadian jeep, the 200th road accident involving the Canadian Forces since
> it joined the peacemaking mission here last August. The 30-year-old father
> died on the way to the base hospital at the main Canadian camp after he was
> hit by one of the military's new G-Wagons, an armoured, roofed,
> four-wheel-drive vehicle.
> The members of B Company, 3rd Battalion, Royal 22nd Regiment, gave the man
> first aid before a military ambulance arrived at the crowded market area
> about 5 km from its Camp Julien base.
> Maj. Luc Gaudet, a spokesman for the Canadian army in Kabul, said officers
> have been diligently reminding troops to watch their speed on the
> often-confusing streets of Kabul. Limits of 65 km/h on open roads and 45
> km/h on city streets have been set, and brigade MPs have at times set up
> speed traps to catch violators. A spokesman didn't believe speed was a
> factor yesterday.
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