It’s to wrap up the week the Brad and Paul way! Here’s what’s on tap this today!
- SENATOR GEORGE LOGAN, will talk about: The Actual Cost of Gov. Lamont’s Tax Increases: $2.4 Billion Per Year
- SCOTT SNELLINGS, LEGAL ANALYST HANDLED SEVERE CRASH CASES INVOLVING ELDERLY DRIVERS AND WILL TALK ABOUT: HOW OLD IS TOO OLD TO DRIVE? More than five million Americans suffer from mild cognitive impairment. Do they possess the judgment to continue driving? According to the CDC, in 2016, about 7,400 adults over the age of 65 were killed and more than 290,000 were treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained in motor vehicle accidents. This amounts to almost 800 older people being injured in cars in the U.S. every day, not to mention the younger people they injure in the process. Meanwhile, there were close to 42 million licensed drivers over the age of 65 in 2016, which is a 56 percent increase from 1999. Laws vary from state to state, and many states have no restrictions. In Arizona, for those over the age of 65, renewals must occur every five years and be accompanied by a vision test. Over the age of 70, these evaluations must take place in person. California is even more stringent, and its law appeals to my sense of medical justice, where the highway must be as safe a place as possible
- DOUG EVANS, ARTS ACROSS CONNECTICUT, will talk about the ARTS ACROSS CONNECTICUT.
- MIKE COPELAND, FOUNDER AND CEO OF SONS OF THUNDER COALITION, will talk about their FREE Education Conference coming up on March 30th at the Crec Academy of Aerospace and Engineering in Windsor.
- ADDICTION SPECIALIST MICHAEL MOLTHAN, WILL TALK ABOUT: BLACKOUT DRUNK: BETWEEN SPRING BREAK AND ST. PATTY’S DAY, BINGE DRINKING IN MARCH IS MADNESS. It is the first day of Spring Break and many students are out of town. Baptist Saint Anthony’s Hospital says it is during these times that their emergency rooms tend to have an increase in heavy teen drinking patients. Although there are a lot of dangers because of spring breakers binge drinking, there are also many common misconceptions. Alcohol is a dose-dependent drug and most people who have it in small amounts will feel euphoria and happiness at first, but the problem is they usually do not stop there. There are a lot of misconceptions when drinking but young adults usually have no idea how much alcohol they can consume and how it is going to affect them.
How does your state rate and why?
Why do so many teens take it too far and get blackout drunk?
Is it peer pressure?
Do TV shows and social media feeds glamorize it?
Excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths among teens each year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).