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I applaud the fine article by Dr. Priscilla Strom on Oct. 17 about the proposed constitutional Amendment 2.
Anyone who travels around Georgia can easily see the need for more trauma centers because they are definitely scarce. Trauma centers must be quickly accessible to people whose lives are threatened. The window of opportunity for saving endangered lives is just one hour for adults, and only 30 minutes for children. Obviously, having a trauma center nearby is a life-or-death matter.
I am convinced that adding $10 annually to car tag payments is very small when we consider that adding trauma centers will save more lives.
My vote will support this fee increase, and I encourage all eligible voters to join me in voting for this vital cause.