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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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Driving Safety Tips for Missouri Holiday Travel

Posted on December 23rd, 2020 by Zane Cagle

Even in the midst of this pandemic, people are excited about Christmas and the coming of a new year.  Driving conditions can change quickly in the Midwest due to weather.  We usually think of drunk driving as the most dangerous condition on the road, but we also see an increases…

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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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Central West End Farm: Growing the Community

Posted on November 12th, 2020 by Zane Cagle

We’ve Waited All Summer!! As fall is the time of harvest, the timing of The Power of Neighbors in St Louis Magazine could not be better!  The power of neighbors has never been so important than during a pandemic when food insecurity is very real in our city.  The CWE…

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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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Nine MO Fatal Motorcycle Crashes in 18 Days

Posted on August 19th, 2020 by Zane Cagle

Summer is motorcycle season. Motorcycles account for only 1% of miles driven in the U.S., yet they make up 15% of traffic deaths. Since 2004, over 4,000 people have died every year up to 2014 in motorcycle crashes. In 2007 and 2008, deaths exceeded 5,000 per year according to the…

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August Tractor Trailer Crash Deaths in Missouri

Posted on August 14th, 2020 by Zane Cagle

In reality, the number of truck crashes with large semi-trucks should not be common due to truck driver error. Truck drivers are trained professional drivers tasked with the responsibility of safely transporting goods and sometimes hazardous materials across the country.  Many of us know truck drivers personally and know the…

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MO Governor Signs Bill Weakening Motorcycle Helmet Law

Posted on July 17th, 2020 by Zane Cagle

Tuesday, July 14, 2020, the MO Governor signed  House Bill 1963, into law which repeals Missouri’s mandatory motorcycle helmet law but only if a rider meets certain criteria. This law is set to go into effect August 28, 2020. The mandatory helmet law was introduced in 1967 and resulted in…

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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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Car Crashes during a Pandemic Can Get Complicated, Quickly

Posted on April 15th, 2020 by Zane Cagle

Car accidents are still happening and they can be even more complicated when they occur during a pandemic. Stop a second and think about what you can do to prevent a car accident and develop a mental checklist or download our free iPhone and Droid app that lays out your…

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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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What Is Silicosis?

Posted on December 22nd, 2019 by Zane Cagle

Pronounced silla-co-sis, many know the lung disease silicosis by other names—potter’s rot, grinder’s asthma, or miner’s phthisis are only a few iterations of this grave respiratory disorder. Silicosis is a lung disease caused by inhalation of crystalline silica dust. Signs and symptoms of the disease can manifest anywhere from weeks…