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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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St Patrick’s Day Traditionally a Boozy Holiday

Posted on March 15th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Plan Ahead for Safe Transportation after St. Pat’s Celebration You absolutely can have a GREAT time celebrating St. Patrick’s Day and be responsible.  Simply making a plan for safe transportation after the party keeps everyone safe. We do not generally act responsibly once the drinking begins, thus do the responsible…

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Eight Fatalities Across Missouri Over New Year’s Holiday

Posted on January 9th, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Eight Road Fatalities over New Year’s Eve Holiday According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were eight fatalities across Missouri over the 2019 New Year’s holiday weekend. Of those fatalities, two fatalities were pedestrian traffic fatalities. Of the six remaining car crash fatalities, all six were reported as not wearing seat belts. An…

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How Much Do You Know About DUI’s?

Posted on October 11th, 2018 by Zane Cagle

“Driving Under the Influence” As there are so many DUI’s arrests in the US, they become “common”.  Sometimes people fail to think about the severity of  driving under the influence.  This is odd since most of us have been indirectly, if not directly, impacted by a drunk driver. In 2016, there were about 222…

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Two Fatal St. Louis Crashes in 12 Hours

Posted on September 4th, 2018 by Zane Cagle

Head-On Collisions in Greater St. Louis Head-on car crashes are serious because the combination of forces of two vehicles colliding from the front.  Where other crashes such as a rear-end crashes distribute some of the impact through the vehicle, head-on collisions combine the velocity of both vehicles. Two fatal crashes happened within 12…

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Safe Travel Reminders for Labor Day Holiday Weekend

Posted on August 28th, 2018 by Zane Cagle

Experts Recommend a Focus on Safety for a Happy Holiday Missouri State Highway Patrol issued a safety message for Missouri drivers and boaters. Troopers encourage personal responsibility and safety at the forefront of your plans for the 2018 Labor Day Weekend celebration.  Labor Day is usually considered one of the last…

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New Illinois Texting-While-Driving Law Increases Penalties

Posted on August 24th, 2018 by Zane Cagle

New Law Signed Last Week Focuses on Decreasing Distracted Driving House Bill 4846 was signed into law last week by Governor Bruce Rauner regarding driver’s use of cell phones while driving.  House Bill 4846 re-categorizes first-time offenses for drivers distracted by hand-held gadgets such as cell phones or GPS devices. Now, first…

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Traveling Safely Over July 4th Holiday Weekend

Posted on June 29th, 2018 by Zane Cagle

Independence Day Holiday–Most Dangerous Weekend on the Roadways Since the Fourth falls on a Wednesday this year, we may have two actual celebration weekends prior to the Fourth and the weekend following. While last weekend was horrible for road fatalities, the upcoming Fourth of July weekend is usually destined to be…

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Summer Driving- 400 Road Death Estimated During This Memorial Day Weekend

Posted on May 23rd, 2018 by Zane Cagle

An Alarming Estimated 400 Road Deaths Estimated for Memorial Day Weekend The National Safety Council announced in a press release that 400 roadway deaths are estimated during this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend for the second year. In addition, they estimate that 45,800 people may be seriously injured on roadways during…

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Parents Right to Worry About Teen Drivers in End-of-Year Celebrations

Posted on May 22nd, 2018 by Zane Cagle

Drunk Driving Crashes Increase During Prom and Graduation Season Parents have due cause to worry about their teen drivers during end-of-year celebrations such as prom and graduation.  Driving and drinking never go well together and teens are inexperienced at both. However, it should be noted that no one drinks and…

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Missouri, One of Three States Where Texting and Driving Still Legal

Posted on February 12th, 2018 by Zane Cagle

Distracted Driver Crashes Occur Every Three Hours in Missouri According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there is a distracted car crash in Missouri every three hours on average.  From 2011 to 2015, the number of distracted driving crashes climbed from 1,858 to 2,612. Missouri is one of three states…

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Still Thinking About Not Wearing Your Seat Belt? Think Again!

Posted on January 12th, 2018 by Zane Cagle

Authorities Agree, Seatbelts Save Lives According to the Center’s for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), “seat belt use is the most effective way to save lives and reduce injuries in crashes”.  Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among those aged 1-54 in the United States. Most crash-related…

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Traffic Crashes Continue to Be Leading Cause of Teen Death

Posted on November 7th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Motor Vehicle Incidents are the Leading Cause of Teen Deaths In 2016, there were more than 3,500 teens killed in crashes nationwide.  In Missouri, during 2013-2015, there were 284 fatalities in the 15-20 years of age range. Those are way too many traffic fatalities. Usually, I share teen driving reminders in the…

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Halloween Hazards-Pedestrian Incidents and Drunk Drivers

Posted on October 25th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Common Injuries Over Halloween While Halloween is supposed to be scary and creepy, it is not supposed to be dangerous. Most parents worry about the sicko that taints trick-or-treater’s candy, but the greater dangers include to pedestrian accidents with vehicles and drunk drivers. Pedestrian Incidents Halloween is the biggest night…

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Insurance Study Shows Misconception About Distracted Driving

Posted on September 13th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

New Insurance Study Shows People Think Distracted Driving is as Dangerous as Drunk Driving The results of recently published study are both surprising and illogical.  Not surprising, the majority of people surveyed agreed that texting and driving is dangerous, causes crashes, and may be more dangerous than drunk driving. Surprisingly, an astounding number of…

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