Prior to the rise of ride-sharing services in St. Louis and other major U.S. cities, traffic fatalities were at the lowest point in more than 50 years. But the emergence of Uber and Lyft might have contributed to an increase in fatal car crashes in cities where the services operate, authors of a new study have said.
It’s the end of October and temperatures are slowly dropping. The days are growing shorter. Before you know it, winter will be here. The streets throughout St. Louis will be threatened by snow and ice. Snowplows will make the rounds, pouring salt on the road, doing their part to make commutes safer.
There has been an almost endless stream of heated back-and-forth in national media over the upcoming midterm elections. Sometimes overlooked in all the fury is the fact that Missouri voters will have three different medical marijuana proposals on their November ballots.
There's nothing on St. Louis's streets or interstates that is bigger, heavier or more difficult to maneuver or stop than an 18-wheeler. When that big rig is driven by someone who has had too little sleep, the risk of a truck accident involving injuries or death can be as great as it is with a drunk driver.
The chilling headlines in St. Louis news media a few days ago spelled out a disaster that was almost unbelievable. But the news from the small town of Schoharie, New York, was real: 20 people died in the crash of a stretch limousine.
If you drive south of St. Louis for a couple of hours, you’ll arrive in Sikeston, Missouri. Its annual Cotton Carnival is a popular event in the city of about 41,000. However, this year’s event was marred by a pedestrian accident that resulted in injuries to a 7-year-old boy and his grandmother.