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Texting while Driving is Deadly...and Rampant

As I ride to work on I-10, when the traffic slows, I see about half the drivers looking down at their phones. Surprising? Hardly. Terrifying? Absolutely. It's terrifying that the technology in our hand has such power over our minds, that for a text or a post or an instant message-for their immediate and ephemeral gratifications-we are willing to disregard our own lives and the lives of others. Most of these people have heard about the heartbreaking, maddening, and horrific consequences, but somehow these tragedies are not enough. And this adds a whole new dimension to the problem.

Auto Accidents Are Not Accidents.

On any given day on the highways and streets of Houston, there are motor vehicle collisions.  People call them car "accidents," but the truth is that these are no accidents.  Why?  Because the drivers that cause these crashes have the ability to prevent them, but instead they make dangerous decisions.  They decide not to look ahead, not to keep an assured distance, not to yield the right of way, not to stop at a stop sign or at a red light, not to drive in a single lane, to drive in excess of the speed limit. 

Infections Are Linked To Hard-To-Clean Medical Devices

A year ago, two patients died and several more suffered serious complications as a result of drug-resistant bacterial infections at a Los Angeles hospital. It turned out that an endoscope used at the hospital - a device to look inside a patient's digestive system - was designed in a way that made it difficult to clean properly before reusing. As a result, bacteria cells from one patient were being transferred to others.

City could be sued for car crash

Cristyn Cordova was driving on busy Colorado Boulevard in Los Angeles when another car veered into her lane. Cristyn was forced off the road into the median, where she struck a large magnolia tree. She and three of her passengers died. Cristyn's family sued the other driver, but they also sued the city, claiming that putting a large tree close by in the median of a busy highway was dangerous and partially caused the four deaths. The city responded that there was nothing wrong with the tree, and that the only person at fault was the other driver.

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