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Letter: Cable guardrails are dangerous

Workers continue to repair damaged dune along Ocean

Workers continue to repair damaged dune along Ocean Parkway. (Oct. 17, 2013) Credit: Howard Schnapp

One can't help but notice the ugly steel-cable rails that state workers have been installing along formerly scenic Ocean Parkway.

Not only are these rails eyesores, they are potentially dangerous. If a motorcyclist were to crash through them, it would be like going through an egg slicer.

A rustic wooden guardrail would have been more in keeping with the historical character of Ocean Parkway and safer for all motorists. The natural resiliency of wood would absorb and dissipate crash-impact energy.

Hank Baumann, Wantagh

Editor's note: The writer is a motorcyclist and a certified emergency medical technician.
 

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