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Month: February 2016

We Didn’t Ban Automobiles…

We Didn’t Ban Automobiles…

Harm reduction is a range of public policies designed to reduce the harmful consequences associated with human behaviors. In 1968 53,000 people a year died in auto accidents as the first seat-belt laws were passed. Fifty-three years later we have reduced the death rate by 62%. We didn’t ban automobiles; we reduced the harm from using them by getting professional help from credible source. Just as seat-belts, airbags, and anti-lock brakes all work to reduce the causes of harm in…

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