One week after the first confirmed case of mad cow disease was reported in the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has issued a ban on the slaughter and sale of nonambulatory cattle for food. The ban was announced on Tuesday, December 30 2003, after a barrage of media coverage and an outpouring…

Safety Issue: Traffic Fatalities with Alcohol – Seat Belt Usage

Traffic Fatalities and Highest Blood Alcohol Concentration in the Crash, 2002 “More than one-third of all pedestrians 16 years of age or older killed in traffic crashes in 2002 were intoxicated.” “There were 17,419 alcohol-related fatalities in 2002 — 41 percent of the total traffic fatalities for the year.” Total Fatalities No Alcohol (BAC =…