Remember The Carnage When We Were Young?May 7th, 2008 by ed friedrich
I’m thinking of writing a story based on being an old-timer.
Seems like when I was growing up in SK, there were nasty, bloody
wrecks all the time, way more than now. Highway 16, if I remember
right, was one lane in each direction with no median. People trying
to pass when they couldn’t see far enough ahead or didn’t have
enough room led to some nasty crashes. And there were lots of cross
streets. Nelson’s Corner, which used to intersect Highway 16
between Sedgwick and Mullenix roads, was one of the worse.
Now, with medians and overpasses and those chain things that are supposed to keep you from going into incoming traffic, it seems you have to be really stupid or really drunk to crack up your car on the highway compared with the old days. It’d be neat to compare the accident and death rates from the different eras if I could get them.
How do you remember those days, say 1960s and 1970s? What would you be interested in reading about?