Posts from August 2012.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently announced a national campaign that spotlights the tragic consequences of drunk driving.

When announcing the new campaign, called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over," the NHTSA said that 70 percent of all fatalities in drunk driving accidents in 2010 involved drivers with blood alcohol levels of more than double .08. A blood alcohol concentration of .08 is the legal limit in all 50 U.S. states ...

A recent study shows that distractions and interruptions in the operating room cause surgical errors.

The study was conducted by researchers at Oregon State University-Cascades and involved 18 general surgery residents from Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. Each participant performed a simulated laparoscopic cholecystectomy - removal of the gall bladder - with and without distractions and interruptions.

Distractions in the Operating Room

Previous similar studies introduced distractions that aren't ...

Maintenance errors are the second leading cause of aircraft crashes, behind pilot errors. A recent disclosure that the federal government wants to impose a record amount of fines against the nation's third largest airline for lax safety procedures puts into context just how serious a problem this can be.

On August 7, it was revealed the Federal Aviation Administration is seeking to fine American Airlines and its affiliates a record $162.4 million for alleged safety infractions. This ...

"The history of the King of Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute tyranny over these states, [including] depriv[ing] us in many cases, of the benefits of trial by jury."

Declaration of Independence, Adopted in Congress July 4, 1776.

"That the right of trial by jury as heretofore enjoyed shall remain inviolate..."

Article I, sec. 22(a), Missouri Constitution

Since the founding of our nation, one of the bedrock principles of our democracy has been ...


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