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    • Texting Is Not The Only Distraction

      Texting Is Not The Only Distraction

      The National Safety Council has dubbed April Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and distracted driving has become a primary focus of a number of [...]
    • Is There a Connection Between Bad Air and a Spike in Baby Deaths?

      Is There a Connection Between Bad Air and a Spike in Baby Deaths?

      I’ve written recently about poor air quality issues in the basins of northern Utah and, ultimately, the Utah Legislature’s abject failure [...]
    • Did I Speak Too Soon?

      Did I Speak Too Soon?

      I did on one issue, but another issue offers encouragement for long-term progress.  In my last post, I noted how encouraging it was that air quality [...]
    • Inversions Finally Getting the Attention They Deserve

      Inversions Finally Getting the Attention They Deserve

      When I moved to Utah from the Midwest 20 years ago, I’d never heard of inversions; it turns out, the term “inversion” is a nice [...]
    • Make the 12 Days of Christmas and Those That Follow as Safe as Possible

      Make the 12 Days of Christmas and Those That Follow as Safe as Possible

      Many people love to decorate for the holidays, a huge percentage with indoor and outdoor lighting, but there are many dangers for the unwary. The [...]
    • It’s that time of year again . . .

      It’s that time of year again . . .

      The holidays are upon us and this time of year means that the U. S. Public Interest Research Group has issued its latest list of dangerous and defective [...]
    • It’s Child Passenger Safety Week

      It’s Child Passenger Safety Week

      Who knew? Car seats have a shelf life and it is six years. I certainly didn’t know that factoid until I came across an article about it being [...]
    • 80 mph Bill Speeds Through Utah Legislature

      80 mph Bill Speeds Through Utah Legislature

      As proposed legislation goes, House Bill 80 (yes, that is the number for the bill) aimed at raising the speed limit on Utah freeways to 80 mph, is [...]
    • Safety on Two Wheels

      Safety on Two Wheels

      In a five year period, Salt Lake City and surrounding Salt Lake County logged more than 1,000 auto-bike accidents. This, despite the fact that Salt [...]
    • Utah in the Middle for Once, Instead of Dead Last

      Utah in the Middle for Once, Instead of Dead Last

      Utah consistently ranks dead last among states when it comes to per pupil funding for public education. The Wasatch Front also consistently has some [...]