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Is Your Car Defective?

The recent rash of automobile recalls has likely caused more drivers to think about the workings and safety of their own vehicles. Motorists who have experienced motor vehicle accidents or problems with their cars and think a defect may be to blame should be aware of some important steps they can take. Check for current recalls: Consumers can review...

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Concern About Rising Pedestrian Fatalities

Although overall traffic fatalities are declining, recently pedestrian deaths have slightly increased. When comparing the first six months of last year to the same period in 2009, pedestrian deaths increased .4 percent while traffic fatalities overall declined roughly 8 percent. This increase is somewhat surprising because the previous four years have shown steady decreases in pedestrian fatalities. Going even...

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Winter Storm Caused Less Motor Vehicle Accidents Than Expected

The winter storm of historic proportions that hit earlier this month resulted in 10 inches of snow in Kansas City, and blanketed parts of central Missouri with over 20 inches. With wind gusts of 30 to 40 mph, the storm forced the closure of portions of Interstate 70. One would expect a storm of this magnitude to cause a...

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Fatal Kansas City Car Crash Highlights Legal Issues

In an Interstate 35 car accident in Kansas, a driver going in the wrong direction crashed into a taxi. The driver of the taxi, a 67-year-old man, suffered severe injuries and later died. Police believe that the driver of the vehicle, a woman in her late thirties, may have been intoxicated. This tragedy shows that it is too easy...

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A Different Slant on Parking may Decrease Missouri Auto Accidents

Most people give little thought to the way they park their cars. It seems to make sense that parking spaces are angled for drivers to pull forward into them. That’s the way it has always been done. Could we really have been parking the wrong direction for all these years? According to city planners in several states, the answer...

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Missouri Motor Vehicle Accidents Result in Injuries and a Fatality

Recently, a school bus crash in Clay County, Missouri, sent seven children and the bus driver to the hospital by ambulance. Luckily there were no fatalities, and the children experienced only mild to moderate injuries. The crash occurred along Missouri 33 when the bus hit a guardrail, went into the ditch, hit two trees and ended up in a...

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