Gee does that grab your attention? It should. I found this article and decided to see where our state fell in the report.
I was just working with my son yesterday on a Driver’s Ed assignment. This is his first week of the class, mind you. He was asked to discuss what he knew about accidents. After some thought, he decided that accidents were “preventable.” That is a truth that most people forget. Accidents are preventable. That means that we need to be far more attentive and watchful. We must also learn and follow rules when living in a society. To find out that our grand state of Arizona received an F on a safety report card shows that we have an awful lot to learn. In its “State of Safety” report, the National Safety Council used the following 3 categories to grade the states: ROAD SAFETY ISSUES, HOME AND COMMUNITY SAFETY ISSUES (including drownings and firearms), WORKPLACE SAFETY ISSUES. From what I can tell, drugs were not even in the study.
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