Many of our regular St. Louis personal injury blog readers will recall a recent post about a University of Missouri study on the effects of distracted driving in highway work zones. As you know, the study found that distracted drivers are 29 times more likely to be involved in a crash or near-crash in the zones filled with workers, roadwork equipment and other vehicles.
Motorcycle riders say the feeling of freedom on the road is unparalleled. Plus, riding a motorcycle can be much cheaper than driving a car and it can be much easier to find a parking spot in St. Louis on a cycle than in a four-wheeled vehicle.
A new University of Missouri study is expected to help regulators and lawmakers across the nation form “behavioral countermeasures” designed to make highway work zones safer. A recent article on the study says the Federal Highway Administration and other agencies are implementing countermeasures to reduce the number of distracted driving crashes, injuries and fatalities in highway work zones.
We read recently of a horrific crash involving a passenger car a tractor trailer. Federal agencies are investigating the wreck because they are concerned that the Tesla sedan might have been in self-driving Autopilot mode at the time of the crash with the 18-wheeler.
The weather is slowly but surely starting to warm up, which means that biking season is right around the corner. As spring rolls around in Missouri, everyone will be itching to get on their bikes and take a ride around the neighborhood.