Europe: Roman Roulette & Other Games

Over designated "black" danger spots on French highways, 13 helicopters hovered last weekend equipped with doctors and plasma and ready to stop the flow of blood as vacationers swarmed home. In Italy, reports of traffic accidents were filling up to five columns almost daily in Rome's II Messaggero, and madcap Italian drivers scored a record 184 deaths during the Aug. 12 to 24 holiday peak. In Germany, where the rate of traffic accidents per vehicle was already five times as great as in the U.S., road fatalities were running 30% higher than last year. And even in Britain, where...

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