There are many dangers on the road in Missouri, but one that is growing at a troubling pace is road construction. Since road projects must be done to maintain, repair and build, they are often unavoidable. While most people adhere to the signs telling them to slow down, there are always drivers who ignore these signs. This puts other drivers and those working on the project at risk.
Depending on the state, there can be a higher chance of being in a car crash due to a myriad of factors. A report from Allstate Insurance examined the 200 biggest cities in the U.S. and determined which had the best and worst drivers. This was good and bad news for Missouri.
Every single day, countless people across the country get in their car and head out on the open road. For the vast majority of motorists, these trips are uneventful and are completed without incident. For other, however, unfortunate events occur. These car accidents can result in serious injury or, tragically, death. Facing the aftermath of these awful situations should not be handled alone.
Distracted driving is an ongoing problem in Missouri and across the nation. The issue has become so troubling that legislators and law enforcement are eagerly seeking strategies to put a stop to it and hammer home the dangers to drivers so they stop doing it. Unfortunately, it continues. Along with it come accidents with injuries and fatalities. No one is immune from an auto accident and all have the right to be compensated after a crash. That includes law enforcement officers who are hurt in a distracted driving accident. Having legal assistance is one of the most important factors in pursuing a case.
Missouri drivers who take to the road are unlikely to think about statistics of when it is the most dangerous time to be a motorist. There are certain times of day when common sense indicates it might be riskier than others, but these beliefs tend to be disproven by facts. One example is the frequency of motor vehicle crashes tending to spike in August. People might raise an eyebrow at the information, but researchers from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety say that August is the month one is most likely to be in a fatal car accident.
Missourians are fully aware of the dangers out on the road. One of the biggest issues is distracted driving. The scope of the problem has led to law enforcement and legislators trying to make the roads safer through enforcement and laws against the practice. Researchers are also trying to discern how and why drivers - who are undoubtedly knowledgeable as to the dangers of distracted driving - continue to do it.
In Missouri and across the nation, distracted driving is a dangerous behavior that is the catalyst for a litany of auto accidents, injuries and loss of life. While drivers, law enforcement and legislators are cognizant of the issue and are taking steps to mitigate, reduce and stop it, it is unavoidable that drivers will be distracted. How they are distracted is also expanding from people using their smartphones to eating. This must be considered when there is an auto accident and the investigation is seeking to determine if distracted driving was a cause.
Teens from across the nation are excited to receive their driver's licenses and get out on the road. This is universal and not just in Missouri. However, the basic dangers of driving and sharing the road with others are exacerbated by different factors, including the age and experience of the driver. Since teens who are new to driving will generally not have the experience necessary to understand how to be as safe as possible, it is inevitable that the inexperience combined with other risky behaviors will lead to crashes.
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.
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.