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Posted on June 11 at 8:45 a.m.
Caltrans money should be spent on safety projects for those of us who don't wish to kill themselves. Officers shouldn't risk their own lives to prevent someone from killing them self.
A barrier doesn't "save a life", it just stops people from killing themselves in that location.
COMPLETE WASTE OF TAXPAYER MONEY.
On Caltrans Gives Public Glimpse of Cold Spring Suicide Barrier
Posted on June 5 at 11:22 a.m.
If you jump off of the Eiffel Tower or the Empire State Building you will likely kill innocent people below you. Those buildings should have barriers on them since they are suicide hotspots where people who don't want to die will likely be killed.
The Golden Gate Bridge has no barriers, so your point is moot sevendolphins.
Put the highway money into highway projects that save lives of people who don't want to die. For instance, the widening of Highway 395 near Lone Pine from a 2 lane highway to a separated 4 lane highway. How about improvements at rest stops so weary travelers can sleep in their cars in some shade or get a cup of coffee?
Dr, Glasgow, sorry for my inaccuracy with your study!
On Friends of the Bridge Continue Their Fight
Posted on June 4 at 1:04 p.m.
Sevendolphins says "Garrett Glasgow consistently overstates his case; he has done a statistical study that had insufficient sensitivity to prove anything; it was a good idea that failed in practice."
I'm even more confused. From what I got out of Monday's presentation, Garrett hasn't done any statistical studies but presented facts from other scientists' previous research. In the scientific community it would be considered a review, not a study.
If there isn't an airtight case in favor in barriers, why let caltrans spend millions of our money?
SAVE THE BRIDGE!
Posted on June 4 at 9:28 a.m.
sevendolphins...your tobacco argument makes no sense to me.
We need outreach and mental health care, not 1 - 3 million dollars of highway safety money to "potentially" save lives. People will resort to whatever means they want if they wish to commit suicide. I'm sure all of us can find many ways to save more lives of people who do not want to kill themselves on our local highways with that kind of money. We can also install phones on bridges and see if outreach and human contact will save people who wish to die.