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Asleep at the wheel: No excuses

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Many a seasoned motorist, and probably some young ones, too, can identify with the symptoms of “highway hypnosis,” which appear to have been behind Sunday’s fatal Metro-North train wreck. It’s easy enough to “zone out” when you’re behind the wheel, and easier still on a lonely stretch of highway, when it’s cold and dark outside but warm inside, and when you’re not fully awake to begin with. To some degree, train engineer William Rockefeller may ...

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