Motor vehicle accidents are the number one cause of death in children 15 years old and younger in the U.S. Auto accidents cause one in four unintentional injury deaths in children under 13. Improper restraint and lack of child safety seats contribute to these fatalities. Keeping your kids safe in the car takes following all… read more
On February 5, 2016 the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued a press release announcing its report on traffic deaths during the first nine months of 2015. Traffic fatalities increased 9.3 percent across the country, reversing a trend of years of consistent declines. According to the NHTSA, approximately 26,000 people died… read more
Missouri Supreme Court Strikes Down Red-light Camera Laws In a ruling last week, the Missouri Supreme Court struck down local laws authorizing red-light camera programs in a number of cities throughout the state. The Court held that local ordinances conflicted with state law because they had been treating violations like parking tickets without assessing points… read more
Distracted driving has become one of the leading causes of car accidents in Missouri and the nation. Today, more than ever before, drivers have access to numerous distractions while behind the wheel. The most common of these distractions are cellphones. Because the use of cellphones while driving – and particularly text messaging– is extremely dangerous,… read more
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