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January 07, 1987

I read Norma Serrato's letter (Dec. 22), "Near Misses," in which she proposed a number of restrictive actions on general aviation with the belief that airline flying would be safer if her ideas were followed.

As a commercial pilot, I would like to suggest to her that a parallel course of action be taken against private cars that are largely responsible for the carnage on our freeways, causing the accident and death rate in private driving to be several times that of flying on an airline.

According to her philosophy we should also only allow so many private cars on the freeways so the freeways will not be too crowded for the buses and trucks. Also, during peak hours all private driving should be banned on the freeways as a safety measure. Her idea of increasing liability insurance costs on private planes is a little late. The insurance costs are already sky high, as they are on everything else.

CLIFF WARD

Pasadena

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