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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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Second Fatal St. Louis Motorcycle Crash on Ashby Road, St. Louis County

Posted on May 17th, 2018 by Zane Cagle

Two Fatal Motorcycle Crashes on Ashby Road in St. Louis/Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month National Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month is during the month of May and not by chance.  The month of May brings much warmer temperatures and the return of the hum of motorcycles. Likewise, May usually sees a significant…

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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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Should I use my health insurance after a car crash that is not my fault?

Posted on February 9th, 2018 by Zane Cagle

In Short, Yes If you have health insurance, you absolutely should use your health insurance for medical treatment following a car crash even if the crash is not your fault in Missouri. “If the accident wasn’t my fault, shouldn’t the other driver’s insurance pay for my medical bills?” Yes, ideally the other party’s insurance…

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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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Fatal Missouri Crashes Over Christmas Holiday

Posted on December 29th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

The Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a total of 491 crashes in Missouri over the weekend and included 125 injuries and five fatalities. MSHP also made 91 arrests for DWI’s over the holiday weekend and 49 drug arrest. Three of the fatalities occurred on December 23.  Additionally, a Springfield pedestrian…

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Illinois I-55 Semi-Crashes Blamed on “Bad Driving” Rather than Construction

Posted on December 22nd, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Serious Semi-Truck Crashes Occur on Same Stretch of Interstate 55 Illinois State Police say that bad driving behaviors are responsible for the latest serious crashes on I-55, not road construction. Twice in the last month, there have been two extremely serious semi-truck crashes on the same stretch of Interstate 55…

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Safe Turkey Day Travels

Posted on November 21st, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Thanksgiving Holiday Travel Safety While we cannot offer any suggestions on surviving your family squabbles over politics at the dinner table, we can offer some driving safety tips for the Thanksgiving holiday travel. The National Safety Council publishes a Holiday Period Traffic Fatality Estimate which seems a bit grim during a holiday celebrating…

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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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Clark Bridge- Nearly 100 Accidents in a Year in Alton, Illinois

Posted on October 25th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

Ninety-Four Accidents, Two Fatal According to reports, in the last year, there have been nearly 100 motor vehicle accidents near the Clark Bridge in Alton, Illinois. Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) defines the entrance and exit of the Clark Bridge as far west as Henry Street and as far east as…

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Peoria Man Killed In Motorcycle Crash with Another Vehicle

Posted on October 16th, 2017 by Zane Cagle

West Charter Oak Road Motorcycle Crash A 43 year-old Peoria man suffered severe blunt force trauma and internal bleeding from an motorcycle accident that occurred around 6 a.m. on Saturday. According to information provided by authorities, the driver of a car involved in the crash left the scene and returned a short…

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