In 2016, distracted drivers killed 3,450 people, down slightly from the 3,477 killed in 2015. Although legislative efforts continue to curb distracted driving induced by technology, cell phone use behind the wheel persists. In Wisconsin and 46 other states, texting while driving is illegal. Throughout the month of April, various safety organizations work towards shedding light on the issue and promoting safe driving.
Ageism remains a prevalent problem in some areas of the workforce. While the internet has made it remarkably easy to find and apply for a job, it also allows for employers to be much more discerning. That discernment, it appears, may veer into discrimination.
Contaminated drinking water was found to cause hundreds of illnesses and a number of deaths around the nation, including in Wisconsin. A recent CDC report shows that these incidents occurred in 2013 and 2014 caused by dangerous contaminates including chemicals, toxins and infectious pathogens in drinking water. Outbreaks ended in 1,006 cases of illness, over 100 hospitalizations and 13 deaths around the country.