Thank you for the informative and interesting article by James Quinn, "Dire Problems, Drastic Solutions" (Dec. 30).
Virtually all of the solutions in the article would be welcomed, but I was born and raised on Manhattan Island within walking distance of Times Square and see the way of life there as normal and ideal.
Angelenos tend to despise Manhattanization and to jealously defend one's God-given right to use an automobile whenever and however one pleases.
All of the solutions will be fought and resisted by the average Angeleno, unfortunately.
Perhaps the following can be considered as a solution: That driving privileges be permanently taken from anyone who in any way demonstrates that he or she is incapable of operating a motor vehicle in a safe, courteous and responsible manner.