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February 2017 Archives

How do I avoid pedestrian accidents behind the wheel?

Drivers have so many responsibilities these days on top of worrying about what other drivers around them will do. One of the most distracting issues for drivers in many states is watching out for pedestrians. Pedestrians can be difficult to see when driving and sometimes dart out in front of moving cars due to lack of attention. So, how do you avoid pedestrian accidents behind the wheel?

The dangers of distracted truck driving in Missouri

Truck accidents can be very scary for all involved because of the size of the trucks and the rate of speed at which the accidents can occur. Truck drivers are not immune to making mistakes when behind the wheel. They are also susceptible to driving distracted, just like everyone else in cars, buses, motorcycles and SUVs.

How do I avoid fatal motor vehicle accidents in Missouri?

Avoiding fatal motor vehicle accidents in Missouri is possible, but there is only so much you can do when driving. There are plenty of safety tips you can follow, but you also need to know that not all fatal accidents are caused by the victim. That is where the problem lies.

How can I stay safe on my motorcycle in Missouri?

Riding a motorcycle can be exhilarating and dangerous all at once. There is nothing wrong with having a little bit of fun on a motorcycle, and there are plenty of ways to stay safe while riding on the roads of Columbia, Missouri. So, how do I stay safe while riding my motorcycle?

Risks of injury and death in being a pedestrian or bicyclist

Being a pedestrian can be hazardous to your health. Every year, nearly 5,000 pedestrians are killed as the result of collisions with motor vehicles. More than 65,000 pedestrians annually are injured as a result of motor vehicles crashing into them. Many of the pedestrians are children, ages 14 and under, with medical costs of over $5 billion per year resulting from their injuries.

Truck driver fatigue a common cause of truck accidents

A common cause of truck accidents in Columbia, Missouri, is truck driver fatigue. This issue is also common across the country as truck drivers are sometimes encouraged to drive as long as possible in order to cut down on overtime hours and delivery times.

Trucker says God was responsible for Missouri accident

A Mountain Grove, Missouri, man was charged with second-degree murder in a fatal trucking accident that killed a West Plains couple. The fatal crash involved two semitrucks and a pickup and occurred at 3:45 p.m. at the intersection of U.S. 60 and Clinton Avenue on Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2017.