Drivers in Missouri are expected to pay attention to the road when behind the wheel. However, the truth is that given the number of ways in which a driver can be distracted, it is unavoidable that there will be crashes because of a distracted driver. This is not something that is limited to civilians. Anyone out on the road, including law enforcement, is vulnerable to car accident injuries stemming from a distracted driving crash. They too have rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.
Missouri residents are undoubtedly accustomed to the changing of the clocks every spring and autumn. Commonly known as Daylight Saving Time, people will feel as if they gained an extra hour of sleep. This is viewed as beneficial because estimations say that fewer than a third of people are getting sufficient sleep. However, the time change is statistically linked to an increase in drowsy drivers and can cause car accidents. Those who are in a crash should be aware of this as a possible cause.
Because so many people are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents in Missouri and across the U.S., researchers, regulatory agencies and government entities are consistently trying to find the common denominator in these crashes. Information can be the key to preventing a vast proportion of them. In the latest statistical research from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, it was found that there was a substantial rise in the number of fatal accidents in 2016. This is a worrisome trend.
Distracted driving is an issue in Missouri and across the U.S. This is such an enduring problem that attempts to reduce its frequency have extended beyond law enforcement citation and governmental campaigns to educate people on its inherent risk. One strategy that is being undertaken is to install systems that do not require significant attention from the driver and will not divert their eyes and mental focus from the road. These systems are also referred to as "infotainment." The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety conducted a study to examine them and gauge the risk with using them.
Holidays are always a worrisome time for law enforcement in Missouri and across the nation. People traveling on holiday weekends can saturate the roads with vehicles and lead to greater risks of car crashes. Attempting to mitigate the risks with enforcement and advice, such as telling drivers to wear their safety belts, refrain from texting and driving, abstain from drinking and driving, make certain to be fully rested before getting behind the wheel and more might have a moderate effect, but there will still be drivers who take to the roads and engage in dangerous behaviors. Those who were involved in a car accident over a holiday weekend must be aware of their right to seek compensation in a personal injury legal filing.
There are a variety of reasons why an auto accident can happen in Missouri, but one of the most egregious and unnecessary is if a driver decides to flee from law enforcement. Not only is fleeing the police an unsatisfactory excuse for a crash, it is often done at high rates of speed exponentially increasing the chance for serious car accident injuries and fatalities. When there is an accident because of a driver trying to get away from law enforcement, victims have the right to seek compensation in a lawsuit.
Missouri drivers can take all the proper precautions, operate their vehicles safely and predictably and still find themselves in a car accident. These crashes can happen without warning and come about in a variety of ways. One of the worst types of car accidents involves a head-on collision. These can cause serious injuries and death. Often, they happen because a driver is going the wrong way on the road. When there is this kind of auto accident, those who have been hurt or lost a loved one must be cognizant of everything they will face and take steps to pursue compensation in a legal filing.
There are multiple dangers on the roadways in Missouri and many are difficult to avoid. Teen drivers are risky because of their inexperience and that they are more likely to indulge in dangerous behaviors such as texting and driving. This is especially worrisome in the summer as there are more teens on the road. A recent study has examined teen drivers across the nation and ranked them. Missouri came in near the bottom.
The advancements of technologies mean that more people than ever are enjoying entertainment and communication with devices such as tablets and smartphones. And with the popularity of social media such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, now more than an ever throughout the United States, including the Saint Peters, Missouri area and throughout the midwest, people are staying in touch with family, friends and consumers and customers through their smart phones.
Residents throughout the state of Missouri this week have been dealing with catastrophic flooding throughout the area. As of Monday, the floods have closed hundreds of roads throughout the area including 57 miles of Interstate 44. The flooding was caused by extremely heavy rainfall with some areas getting more than one foot of rain.