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Fatal Crashes Up 12% in Missouri

Posted on April 5th, 2021 by Zane Cagle

Missouri’s Fatal Crash Rate Has Increased by Twelve (12) Percent In 2020, we saw a 12% increase in Missouri  road fatalities. I implore all drivers that we cannot continue on this course without a lot of loss, pain and suffering.  Each  day, I work with families that have suffered great…

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Almost 1,000 MO Road Fatalities in 2020

Posted on February 22nd, 2021 by Zane Cagle

Missouri Sees 12% Increase in Road Fatalities in Spite of Record Low Traffic The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported 989 lives that were lost to Missouri traffic crashes in 2020 which was up from 2019 at 881.   The Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT)  says this early reporting indicates an increase…

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Winter Weather Driving in Missouri this Week

Posted on December 29th, 2020 by Zane Cagle

As precipitation has begun to fall on Missouri today, we should all be preparing for some wintery weather tonight and this week.  Possible wintery weather combined with holiday travel can create even more risks on the roadways. When we have inclement weather on top of holiday travel, the risks involving…

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Fatal Car Crashes Increase Despite Reduced Traffic in Missouri

Posted on December 17th, 2020 by Zane Cagle

Slow Down and Buckle Up-Missouri crashes climb in spite of less traffic We are living in a trying time. Please slow down on the roadways and get to your destination, safely. Traffic on the roadways has been dramatically reduced since March due to shutdowns and many people working remotely.  Generally,…

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National Teen Driver Safety Week

Posted on October 21st, 2020 by Zane Cagle

National Teen Driver Safety Week hopes to involve parents and teens in safe driving discussions.  If you have a teen driver, you generally worry. Maybe you do not worry about your teen’s ability to drive, but you worry about other drivers.  No matter how safe each us of are, we…

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Labor Day Weekend Crash Fatalities

Posted on September 10th, 2020 by Zane Cagle

Thirteen people died due to traffic crashes over the 2020 Labor Day weekend according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol press release. This is an increase over the 2019 holiday weekend that produced nine fatalities.   There were 274 traffic collisions resulting in 124 injuries, 145 DWI’s and 89 drug arrests…

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Myths About Car Accident Injury Claims

Posted on July 2nd, 2020 by Zane Cagle

After a car accident, you need to be aware of some false assumptions or myths. Few people question those myths until they are actually involved in a car crash. According to the auto insurance industry information, the average person will be in in a crash every 18 years–thus about four…

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Super Bowl-Plan for a Safe Ride Home After the Party!

Posted on January 31st, 2020 by Zane Cagle

Missouri is ramping up to be the state of celebration involving the Kansas City Chiefs this weekend. You won’t have to travel to Miami to be a part of the celebration. There are going to be plenty of Super Bowl parties this Sunday. On regular Super Bowl weekends, we like…

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U-Turns in the 314? Legal or Illegal in St. Louis?

Posted on January 28th, 2020 by Zane Cagle

The U-Turn is extremely popular in Missouri, and St. Louis specifically.  You want to make sure you are making a legal U-turn to avoid citations and car accidents. While you are driving around St. Louis, you may see many drivers making a U-turn in all kinds of traffic. Since it…

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Head-On Collisions in Missouri

Posted on January 14th, 2020 by Zane Cagle

Yesterday and this morning began with two fatal crashes in Missouri, one in Laclede County and in Howell County.  In both of the crash reports (Missouri State Highway Patrol), a driver crossed the center line and struck another car head-on. Generally, we do not have two of these horrible crashes…

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Five Common Rear-End Collision Injuries and Their Impacts

Posted on December 19th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

All too often, rear-end collisions result from inattention: the rear driver fails to pay adequate attention to the road, and in the blink of an eye, crashes into the car in front of them. Inattention does not just always mean distraction. In fact, inattentive drivers can cause accidents when drivers…

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Safety Reminders for Thanksgiving Road Travel

Posted on November 26th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

So, you’re going to be doing some driving over the Thanksgiving holiday?  Well, you will not be alone. Millions of  Americans will be on the roadway with you. According to CNN reporting, there is a weather front from California to Michigan that is impacting travel across the country. More than…

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