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Troubling Increase in Deadly Missouri Pedestrian Accidents

Although collisions between motor vehicles are usually given more attention, pedestrian accidents can be just as deadly, and are becoming more common. Unfortunately, Missouri pedestrian accidents are on the rise. It is expected that Missouri will experience more pedestrian fatalities this year than in 2010. According to the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), in 2010 there were 57 pedestrian...

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Stability Control Prevents High Percentage of Motor Vehicle Accidents

Auto accidents are all too common on the highways and streets, but thankfully, they have been on a steady decline for decades. This is partly thanks to new technology. More precisely, this is thanks to safety technology in vehicles becoming more widely available over time. First utilized in high priced luxury cars in the late eighties, stability control is...

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Missouri Student Finds: No Matter How Well You Text, Texting While Driving Still Dangerous

Regardless of how quickly, accurately, or seemingly effortlessly you can text, texting while driving is still dangerous. Just how dangerous it can be was explored by a Missouri college student who tested distracted driving using the Columbia Police Department’s driving stimulator. Student Chip Lange, a senior at Westminster College, had the department’s permission to use its training facility as...

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Summer HEAT Campaign to Decrease Missouri Auto Accidents

There are a lot of factors that contribute to summer car accidents, including increased road construction, more young and inexperienced drivers on the road due to school being out of session, as well as more families on the roads for summer trips, especially over the 4th of July. Statistics confirm there are more Missouri motor vehicle accidents over the...

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String of Bus Accidents Spurs Lawmakers to Consider New Safety Measures

A few weeks ago, a bus from the Sky Express bus service company was involved in a tragic accident resulting in four fatalities and several injuries. The bus struck an embankment and flipped over as it was traveling northbound on I-95 in Virginia. Police suspect driver fatigue may have played a role in the crash. That crash was only...

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Safety Guidelines for Motorcycle Passengers

When it comes to motorcycle riding, it may seem as if the bulk of the responsibility-as well as the glory-goes to the driver. The reality is that motorcycle passengers have many safety concerns of which they should be aware. According to the Motorcycle Safety Foundation, there are several guidelines that motorcycle riders and passengers should follow to ensure a...

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Increased Moped Regulation on the Horizon

Until recently, legislation regarding mopeds was scant, an area of law mostly ignored by lawmakers. An increase in fatal accidents involving mopeds, however, is currently sparking increased efforts to pass legislation. While the definition of a moped varies from state to state, one thing is consistent: Motor vehicle accidents involving mopeds have increased across the nation. According to the...

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FMCSA Proposes Cell Phone Ban for Truckers

Whether or not motorists should be allowed to use cell phones while driving is a subject open for debate. The American Trucking Association (ATA) recently weighed in with its opinion and joined in support of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) proposed ban on hand-held mobile devices. The ATA previously supported a ban on texting for commercial truck...

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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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