by Jim Cameron
“Bobby” has every kid’s dream job: he’s an engineer for Metro-North. But “Bobby” isn’t his real name because he’s asked for anonymity so he can speak candidly about his work. “I used to love this job,” he says. “But I still take pride in it. Not just anybody can drive a train safely and smoothly.”
The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration reports that during 2017, 102 people died on America’s roads each day: 37,133 fatalities for the year. Many thousands more were injured – some permanently. About 70 percent of traffic accidents occur within 10 miles of home. Already this year, at least 90 people have died in collisions on Connecticut’s roads.
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