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September 28, 1984 - Image 64

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1984-09-28

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Friday, September 28, 1984

THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

LOIS & JACK ANSTANDIG

We wish our family and friends a
very healthy, happy and prosperous
New Year

Best wishes for a
happy, healthy
New Year

to all
our friends
and relatives

MR. & MRS.
CHAIM BLUMENKOPF

SHARON & STUART
ALLEN & FAMILY

BILL & EILEEN GLOGOWER

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A Very Happy and Healthy
New Year to All Our Friends
and Family

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to all .
our friends
and relatives

LEFKOFSKY & CO., INC.

CARRIE & SEYMOUR KIRSCH
- CHERIE & ALAN KIRSCH
STEVEN KIRSCH, AARON KIRSCH
& STAFF

ETHEL &
HAROLD BOBROFF

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to all
our friends
and relatives

May the coming year be
one filled with health,
happiness and
prosperity for all our
friends and family.

MR. & MRS.
MAX FISCHEL

MARILYN & HARVEY HORTICK

DEBBI, FREDDY AND MARTY

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to all
our friends
and relatives

MR. & MRS.
ZELIG HANDELSMAN

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to all
our friends
and relatives

LIBBY & LARRY NEWMAN
& FAMILY

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to all
our friends
and relatives

May the coming

year be filled

with health and

_ To All Our
Relatives
and Friends,
Our wish for a
year filled with
happiness,
health and prosperity

lainn

STEVE & ANNA OLIWEK
& FAMILY

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happiness for

all our family

and friends

DAVID &
IRENE LEBOVIC

to all
our friends
and relatives

IZZY & HELEN YOUNGWORTH,

SURI, YUDIE, SIMIE & BLIMIE

THE KOENIGSBERG FAMILY

JANE, RON, JONATHON & MICHAEL

Wishing all our family and
friends a year of
health and happiness

SAM & HELEN BRAVERMAN

May the New Year Bring
To All Our Friends
and Family -- Health,
Joy, Prosperity
and Everything
Good in Life

.

ALBERT & FAY LUBLIN &
DAUGHTER MELISSA

Wishing all our family and
friends a year of
health and happiness

THE MAX PINES FAMILY

Wishing all our family and
friends a year of
health and happiness

MR. & MRS. ROBERT RICHMAN
JUDY & 'AUDREY

NEWS

Highway safety
growing concern

BY JOEL BAINERMAN

Jerusalem — Last year's fig-
ures tell the gruesome tale. Some
430 Israelis dead, 20,000 seri-
ously injured and a financial loss
of $250 million.
For each billion kilometers (620
million miles) Americans drive,
21 accidents are recorded. In Is-
rael, with- virtually no mishaps
attributed to drunk drivers, the
figure is three times as high. And
a newspaper report notes that ten
percent of Israelis killed in the
Lebanese War died in road acci-
dents.
No one factor can account for
the high casualty rate. The causes
range from poor automobile
maintenance and the economic
and military strain, to inexperi-
enced first-generation drivers,
and the hot Mediterranean sun.
The high cost of cars and the lack
of financial resources for research
on road accidents set up further
road blocks to traffic safety.
Discouraging as it all sounds,
the picture may not be as bleak as
it appears at first sight. Six years
ago, the fatality rate stood at 630
and Israel was rated as the third
worst nation of drivers in the
world. The number of highways
deaths has been reduced by a
third, and Israel now stands 11th.
While Israelis may very well be
among the least "disciplined"
drivers in the world, the country
is number one in educating chil-
dren of the potential dangers of
traffic. Moshe Amiram, head of
the Transportation Ministry's
Rcad Safety Department, has re-
cently submitted a program de-
veloped by Israeli educators on
road safety for children to the
United Nations for possible
worldwide use. The response is
not yet known.
Another project aimed at reduc-
ing the number of traffic fatalities
in Israel involves the use of lasers.
Prof. Jerry Ben David, of Bar Ilan
University, has devised a scienti-
fically based method of detecting
law-breakers which he believes
would significantly reduce the
number of fatal accidents by as
much as 40 percent and violations
by 90 percent. The system consists
of using two parallel laser beams
set up at the entrances and exits of
main roadways. As traffic passes,
the laser beam is cut, and speed,
tailgating, driving in the wrong
lane and traffic light violations
are detected.
The data is then recorded at the
field locations and processed at
the end of the day in a central
computer. Once the system is in
use, a laser-fitted license plate
will identify vehicles much like
the system the supermarket uses
at the checkout counter. Vehicles
spotted speeding excessively
would be apprehended by the field
monitors radioing ahead to patrol
cars.
Meanwhile, as everyday brings
its report of fatal accidents, the
question is whether and when the
forces of caution and reason will
win out in this grim race against
time.

World Zionist Press Service

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