Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Warning, this slope patroled by radar

They always say the Europeans are a few years ahead of us. Or was it the Californians? Or was it that both groups dress funny.
Well, anyway, it's finally happened. A
ski resort in Switzerland has posted a 25 km/h speed limit in slow areas and set up electronic monitors to make sure people don't go over. Anyone who does gets pulled over by the ski patrol and told to take it to a faster slope. According to the BBC:
Martin Mathys of the Grindelwald mountain rescue service said the problem was
caused by the increased speed possible with modern equipment. He said: "The
equipment is always getting better, so you can ski faster, and then you have
more head injuries."

I wonder if Americans could argue their way out because the signs are in kilometers.


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