A new NHTSA study reveals that, as police drug test increasing numbers of drivers in fatal accidents, the number of drivers found to be intoxicated is increasing. Right now, nearly two-thirds of drivers involved in fatal accidents are drug tested and eighteen percent of those test positive. One-third of drivers killed in fatal car accidents have drugs in their system.
A really amazing graphic showing how different countries’ spending on health care has increased from 1960-2008 as a percentage of their GDP:
(Hat tip to the creator of this graphic). You can’t blame that uptick on the medical malpractice lawyers.