Missouri is one of the last three states in the nation that does not have a ban on texting for all drivers. However, the state senate has a new proposal to consider that would require all drivers, regardless of age, to stop using their phones while they’re behind the wheel. The only exception to the proposed law would be hands-free devices.
The winter storm that dumped about a foot of snow on St. Louis over the weekend blew out of Missouri and continued to snarl traffic and cause chaos elsewhere as it moved east across the country. According to news reports, at least nine people were killed and dozens more injured in motor vehicle crashes in which the storm was a factor.
Large trucks, semi-tractor trailers and other commercial vehicles can pose extreme dangers for motorists while out on the roads. Due to their size, limited maneuverability and blind spots, being involved in an accident with one of these vehicles can cause severe injury and even death.
Late last year, a report was released that confirmed what many St. Louis residents have believed for some time: Missouri drivers are getting worse. According to CarInsuranceComparison.com, Missouri drivers had managed to stay out of its annual top ten ranking of worst state drivers since 2014, but that streak has ended.
We hope that this, our first St. Louis Personal Injury Blog post of 2019, finds you and your family happy and healthy in the new year. Unfortunately, not everyone was fortunate enough to escape 2018 safely.