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New distracted driver research shows higher frequency of behavior

Distracted driving has become a prominent topic for discussion because it is such a common cause of car accidents. Despite drivers claiming they know how dangerous it is to drive while distracted, many are still doing it. Researchers examined the factors behind distracted driving and Zendrive, a company that conducts analysis of how drivers behave, says that the problem is far worse than other researchers have suggested. Given this information, drivers have even more cause for concern and should know that, if they are involved in a crash, it could have been caused by a distracted driver.

Goodyear tires could have been factor in motor vehicle accidents

Missourians and anyone on the road in a motor vehicle might not think about the importance of the fundamental parts of their automobile. Tires are a prime example. When there is an issue with tires, it can lead to danger, an accident and injuries and fatalities. In many cases, those who were in a crash might not even be aware that it was because of a problem with the tires. If the victim becomes aware of a defect, it could be the basis of a legal filing.

AAA study shows multiple risky behaviors can lead to a car crash

Missouri drivers are keenly aware of the risks they face when they head out on the road. With reckless drivers, distracted drivers, drunk drivers and other hazards, there is a constant danger of a car crash. Research is essential to determine where the biggest dangers are and to find a way to combat them. With that, the AAA has released its Traffic Safety Culture Index. This survey questioned drivers about their behaviors and activities behind the wheel. It came away with interesting results as to how drivers act.

Bill would outlaw texting and driving in school zones

While texting and driving is known to be dangerous, Missouri is one of three states that has not specifically prohibited texting while behind the wheel. Since it is known and accepted that distracted drivers substantially increase the danger for accidents, people who are in a crash should be aware of the possibility that it was caused by a distracted driver. After a devastating car accident, a legal filing is often needed to recover damages for all that was lost.

Chain-reaction auto accident kills motorcyclist, injures others

Being on the road in Missouri can be dangerous for everyone whether they are pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists or motorists. While most people will drive safely, accidents are inevitable. Some of these accidents happen because a driver was reckless, negligent, under the influence, distracted, or simply lost control of the vehicle. The most vulnerable motorists are motorcycle riders. With motorcycle accidents, the rider can suffer catastrophic injuries and death. Often, these accidents involve multiple vehicles with many injuries. After a fatality, everyone involved must remember their rights to seek compensation in a legal filing.

Multi-car crash kills one and injures three others

Even the most cautious drivers in Missouri can be confronted with incidents where they have little or no control. If one vehicle hits another vehicle and sends the second vehicle out of control, it can cause multiple negative outcomes. There can be a chain reaction accident with head-on crashes, T-bone collisions and worse. It can result in catastrophic injuries and death. Those who have been injured or lost a loved one in car accidents must think about everything they must deal with in the future due to the incident and consider a personal injury lawsuit to recover compensation.

Personal injury and death for pedestrians stays troublingly high

For Missouri pedestrians, the roads are rife with dangers. This was true before technological advancements gave drivers more ways to become distracted. The current climate has made it even more risky for pedestrians to be on the road. Given their vulnerability, pedestrians can face severe injuries and death after being hit by a motor vehicle. Many people might think they are cautious enough that an accident will not happen to them, but statistics are showing just how prevalent car-pedestrian accidents are becoming and why the problem is getting worse.

Man dies in car crash with snow an apparent factor

There are multiple dangers on the road in Saint Peters and throughout Missouri, but one of the most unpredictable is related to the weather. It could be snow, ice, rain or other natural hazards. All can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles and become involved in motor vehicle accidents. These crashes can lead to injuries and fatalities. When there is any kind of car crash - whether it is weather-related or because of some other factor such as intoxication or distracted driving - those who are affected must know their rights to seek compensation in a lawsuit.

Drowsy driving found to be a major factor in car accidents

Missourians are keenly aware of the common dangers on the road today. That includes distracted drivers, drivers who are operating their vehicles under the influence, and the ever-present inexperienced and reckless drivers. However, one issue that can be just as dangerous is a drowsy driver. One study by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Study shows that drowsy driving is a major problem - more of an issue than it was believed to be in the past.

Missouri ranks low on list of states in highway safety laws

All Missourians who head out on the road in their vehicles, as a motorcyclist, a bicyclist or a pedestrian are in constant danger of becoming involved in a crash. These accidents can cause significant changes to a person's life, cause them to accrue massive medical expenses, and can even cause death. Research is useful to determine the reasons these accidents happen. Since there are approximately 100 deaths on the road each day across the nation, the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety has released a "report card" to detail the safest and most dangerous states in the U.S. Missouri came in close to the bottom.

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