Are You Texting While Driving?

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It is a fact that driver distraction is one of the leading causes of car accidents not only in Missouri, but in the entire United States. A driver may be distracted by passengers, music playing in the car, other vehicles on the road, or simply by … [Read more...]

Decreasing Fatalities Caused by Distracted Teen Drivers

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Most drivers know about the dangers of distracted driving and acknowledge that it is a problem. Yet people still continue to participate in activities inside their vehicles that distract them from giving their full attention to the road. People eat, … [Read more...]

Common Reasons for Teen Car Accidents

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Accidents involving teens are common not only in Missouri, but throughout the United States. Unfortunately, many car accidents occurring in Missouri have a teenage driver involved in them. Statistics suggest that, per mile driven, drivers ages 16 to … [Read more...]

Educating Teens on Safe Driving

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A large number of car accidents occurring in Missouri and other parts of United States involve teenagers. The same view is echoed by law enforcement officials and other safety groups. Teenage drivers are at a high risk of getting involved in road … [Read more...]

Texting and Driving on Missouri Roadways

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A collision can happen in a split second. The NTSB estimates that at any given moment almost 1 in every 100 motor vehicle drivers are texting, emailing, or surfing the web. Nearly 20% of all car accidents each year can be attributed to distracted … [Read more...]

Car Accidents Involving Distracted Pedestrians

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Recent reports show pedestrian fatalities are on the rise.  Often times, when we think about distractions in relation to car accidents, we think about drivers who may be talking or texting on their cell phone, adjusting the radio, or eating. These … [Read more...]

Pedestrian Accidents: What Should Know About Your Legal Rights

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Accidents involving pedestrians are slightly less common than car accidents. Still, about 70,000 pedestrians are involved each year in serious accidents with vehicles. In some cases careless pedestrians may be at least partially responsible for … [Read more...]

Missouri Texting and Driving Laws

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There is no question that texting while driving puts yourself and others at risk of a car accident. There is an abundance of information published about the risk of doing so. As a result, many states have taken action and banned texting while … [Read more...]