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Category: Texting and Driving

Missouri Texting and Driving Laws

|Posted on July 1, 2019 in Texting and Driving |

It’s estimated people sent more than 1 trillion texts worldwide last year. Teens are responsible for the vast majority of texts sent and teen drivers are responsible for 13% of fatal vehicle accidents in Missouri. Missouri is the 23rd state to ban the use of texting while driving. Texting and driving is a dangerous practice… read more

$3.35 Million Settlement from Commercial Truck Accident Caused by Distracted Driver

|Posted on November 6, 2015 in Car Accident,Texting and Driving,Truck Accident |

A Texas man recently reached a $3,350,000 settlement as a result of an accident with a tractor-trailer caused by a distracted commercial truck driver. Thomas East suffered serious back, neck, and head injuries when his pickup truck was rear-ended by an Oakley Trucking 18-wheeler. The driver of the commercial vehicle, David Henefield, was alleged to… read more

New Apps for Parents May Decrease Teen Distracted Driving

|Posted on February 18, 2014 in Car Accident,Personal Injury,Texting and Driving |

Distracted driving is a nationwide problem. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 9 people are killed and more than 1,060 people are injured in distracted driving accidents each day. For many, cell phone use and text messaging are the most alarming and dangerous forms of distracted driving, commanding a driver’s… read more

Missouri House Panel To Consider Statewide Texting Ban

|Posted on March 4, 2013 in Car Accident,Distracted Driving,Personal Injury,Texting and Driving |

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