Sunday, April 29, 2012
San Francisco Traffic Deaths Amnesty
San Francisco downtown traffic is dangerous. Latest numbers indicate at least 3 pedestrians are killed daily. This average has been steady for a number of years. Many of the dead are Chinese. The fatalities are largely in Chinatown and neighborhoods that border that ethnic enclave. I suspect that the popular conception that Chinese can't see well has merit. Both the driver and the walker didn't see each other. In the interest of making the traffic fatalities in those areas a less cause of angst and guilt, I propose that the first 3 Chinese killed daily in historic Chinese parts of San Francisco be ignored. Let them be viewed as a traditional part of Chinese urban living.