Accidents between passenger vehicles occur every day, and oftentimes everyone drives or walks away relatively unhurt. However, the same is not true for accidents between a passenger vehicle and a commercial vehicle, also known as a semi.
When a driver is paying attention to their phone rather than St. Louis traffic, they typically do not react as their vehicle closes in on another vehicle or pedestrian. After all, they are looking at what’s on their electronic device, not the impending collision. So the results of a new study make perfect sense: researchers have found that crashes caused by distracted drivers are more likely to result in severe injuries and fatalities than other motor vehicle wrecks.
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Decades of safety research, regulation and innovation have helped to make automobiles safer today than ever. Despite rapid advances in technology, we must still face the reality that motor vehicle crashes resulting in injuries and sometimes fatalities happen every day in St. Louis.
St. Louis parents do their best every day to make sure that their children study hard, are courteous and kind and stay safe. It is increasingly difficult to keep kids safe, however, as more and more drivers pay more and more attention to their phones than to traffic and pedestrians.