We've had some unusual weather here in Salt Lake City today . . . freezing rain. Apparently this is only the 10th time since 1940 that we've had freezing rain and today accounted for the most accumulation of freezing rain since 1983. When I lived in North Carolina while attending law school we had our fair share of ice storms and freezing rain. However, I'm just not used to seeing it here in Utah. It's twenty degrees out and it's raining!
A few weeks ago I posted about Motor Vehicle Deaths being on the decline. In contrast, I recently heard aNPR story which reported on the nationwide increase in the number of hit and run deaths involvingpedestrians and cyclists. NPR cited a study by the National Highway Traffic & Safety Administration as evidence of this troubling statistic. Apparently the cities of Los Angeles and New York have the highest incidences of hit and run fatalities.
We hope everyone enjoyed the holidays and that you had a fun New Year's celebration! I talked with several people about their New Year's Eve plans and more than once I was told something like, "I'm staying home . . . there are too many drunk drivers on the roads."