Transport: Ridge Route Tickets

From Los Angeles to Bakersfield, Calif, stretches the Ridge Route, a treacherous ribbon of curves and grades famed both for its scenery and its danger. After 51 motorists had been killed on Ridge Route in 15 months, Chief E. Raymond Cato of the California Highway Patrol decided on an ingenious method to cancel the carnage, put it into effect last week on a 62½-mile section of the Ridge Route from Castaic Junction to Arvin Road.

As automobiles (about 180 per hour on weekdays) reach this section, they are halted by police for a rigorous...

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