When it is time for your teen to “take to the road” on their own, you want to have confidence that they know what to do and how to remain safe. If you want this peace of mind, it is up to you to teach them the rules of the road, and other tips that […]
Even though there is usually less traffic on rural roads than those in big cities, there are still a number of potential hazards that drivers need to be aware of. In fact, if a driver is accustom to driving on mainly highways and in big cities, they may be unaware and unprepared for the hazards […]
The state of Missouri is in the minority when it comes to a ban on texting and driving. In fact, it is one of only six states that have not put some type of law in place. Many lawmakers and people on the road wonder if this lack of action has led to an increase […]
Distracted driving is considered to be a contributing factor in a large number of accidents. For example, in 2015 alone, distracted driving was reported as being a leading factor in accidents that killed almost 3,500 people, which represents 9.8 percent of all fatalities; however, many instances may not be reported.
In the state of Kansas (along with the majority of other states in the U.S.), officers have the ability to deter distracted drivers by issuing citations to anyone who is texting or reading emails while behind the wheel. However, police officers in Missouri do not have the same ability to do this. To date, Missouri […]
Head on collisions take place when two vehicles that are traveling opposite directions run into each other. These types of auto accidents are some of the most dangerous due to the force of the impact, which is doubled because of the traveling speed of each vehicle. As a result, even in a slower accident, where […]
When most people hear about a car or truck accident that resulted in serious injuries, or even death, they may automatically assume two vehicles (i.e. car, big rig, motorcycle, etc.) collided. Unfortunately, this isn’t the only way that accidents on the road result in injuries or deaths.
Odessa is a small community in Lafayette County, Missouri, with a population of just 5,300. While the interstate runs nearby, the community is still close-knit, which means when an accident, injury or fatality occurs, many people in the local area are effected.
In 2016 alone, there were over 2,100 motorcycle accidents in the state of Missouri. According to the Missouri Transportation Department, over 1,900 motorcyclists suffered an injury and a record setting 122 were killed. In the past four years, the state has seen a disturbing increase in the number of motorcycle fatalities.
During the winter months the roads in Kearney can become quite dangerous, especially along the stretch of I-435 traveling through the city. To illustrate this point, consider the multivehicle wreck that occurred on Interstate 435 near Cookingham Drive.