Tuesday, May 29, 2007

The Answer: 17,491

Question: How many Americans died in alcohol related motor vehicle accidents in 2006?

I'm sure you heard more about Mad Cow Disease, West Nile Virus, the Bird Flu and teen athletes dying of heart disease than drunk driving. All of the above sells more newspapers. But what do you need to worry about more?

The Texas legislature just passed a bill authorizing steroid testing for high school athletes. Now, kids are on the juice, no question. And it's a bad public health problem. It's just that steroids= attention= votes. Drunk driving is so boring; no one wants to vote for the guy who's against drunk driving.

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