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Have a Heart

July 2, 2004

DRIVE with care: In memory of the pedestrians killed by cars inSan José, dozens of large yellow hearts topped with stylized haloshave been painted on the city’s streets. Each heart representsone of 56 people killed while crossing the street so far this year.The heart logos are part of an awareness campaign that aimsto lower the number of accidents and encourage people to crossstreets at crosswalks and foot bridges.The director of the Transit Police, Ignacio Sánchez, said 50%of those killed on the nation’s highways and roads are pedestrians.Each heart, he said, is a symbol of a life cut short.

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