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Research shows motor vehicle accidents spike in August

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.

Survey: Parents admit to texting and driving with kids in car

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.

Infotainment systems carry distracted driver risks

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.

Missouri ranked as risky for teens and potential for a car crash

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.

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.

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