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Do yourself and others a favor; eat roadkill

That’s what we’re advised because, “…Eating Roadkill Makes Roads Safer for People and Animals.” Gag. But that’s serious advice, provided by the serious Pew. Between 1 million and 2 million large animals are hit by vehicles every year in the United States in accidents that kill 200 people and cost nearly $8.4 billion in damages,... Read more »

Should food stamps be used to buy unhealthy foods?

Pew Charitable Trust’s “Stateline” does a comprehensive look at the various proposals to stop people from using food stamps to buy unhealthy foods. As it noted: Twenty-three cents of every food stamp dollar is used to buy candy, desserts, salty snacks, sugar and sweetened beverages, according to a November report from the U.S. Department of... Read more »

Older drivers are safer drivers

At least that’s what we older drivers like to think. And there is some (conflicting) evidence that it’s true, As reported by Pew Charitable Trusts’ Stateline: Seniors typically follow the rules and wear seat belts, observe the speed limit, and don’t drink and drive, auto safety analysts say. Their crash rates have continued to drop over the... Read more »
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