In between the dangerous highways and busy streets of the city it is hard to avoid reckless drivers in Missouri. Over 103,000 people in Missouri sustained personal injuries or damages from car accidents in 2014 alone. It can be helpful to know the state fault system when you find yourself in a car accident.
In recent years, more and more teen drivers have been hitting the road, thanks in part to lower gas prices and an improving economy. Yet an increase in teen drivers also correlates with an increase in teen deaths. Teenagers have the highest crash rates per mile of any drivers, and those between ages 16 and 19 are three times more likely to get killed in a car accident than older drivers.
Regardless of the amount of care drivers take while driving on the busy Missouri roads, they will remain vulnerable to the actions of other drivers. Motorists can never be prepared for the danger of other vehicles unexpectedly crossing into their traffic lanes. It may be impossible to avoid such a vehicle, and if evasive action is taken, more car accidents may be caused.
It is always welcome news to hear that drunk driving accidents have declined in Missouri and across the country. However, this doesn't mean that the danger has diminished completely. In fact, New Year's Eve and New Year's Day are two of the most dangerous holidays to be out on the road, along with St. Patrick's Day. Across the state of Missouri, there are more alcohol-related car accidents a few hours prior to midnight on New Year's Eve and several hours after on New Year's Day than any other single night.