It saddens me to think yet another human being has lost her life to the traffic of Hempstead Turnpike ["Family's agony," News, June 16].

I honestly do not understand how anyone can hit someone -- or anything -- without stopping to see what just occurred. Aside from this, you cannot micromanage every aspect of the road. With all due respect to Ryan Lynch of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, who argues for more traffic-safety measures, narrowing the lanes from three to two would just create more congestion. Does he travel Hempstead Turnpike east and west daily? Most of the time it's a traffic nightmare.

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Why not put the exorbitant taxes we pay into pedestrian skywalks and repaving?

Diana Blasic, Levittown