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Missouri texting ban proposal aims to curb distracted driving

The U.S. is down to just three states that permit people to text while driving. You guessed it: Missouri is one of the states, along with Montana and Arizona. It should be noted that Missouri does restrict drivers age 21 and under from texting while behind the wheel.

What goes into a Missouri State Highway Patrol accident report?

Listen to the news long enough, and you’re bound to hear that there’s been a crash on a Missouri highway. Each time there’s a crash, a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper will visit the scene and fill out an accident report. That report can then go on to play a major role in any legal battles that follow.

Study: Americans understand and ignore distracted driving dangers

What do motorists here in St. Louis and across the nation think is the biggest threat to their safety on the road? A new national study by the Harris Poll determined that more than half believe distracted driving is now the biggest threat.

Investigators: Trucker didn't slow before deadly interstate crash

The Missouri Department of Transportation signs along the interstate warned drivers that traffic ahead was slow. But the truck rolled past those warnings, just as it rolled past the state trooper parked alongside the highway with his emergency lights on and holding a sign urging drivers to slow down. Vehicles on the highway were indeed slowing and stopping - all but the big rig thundering along Interstate 70 near Columbia.

April is Distracted Driving Month

As our regular readers know, we often write about behind-the-wheel behaviors that can lead to auto accidents, including speeding and impairment. We also find ourselves returning to a topic that keeps gaining in prominence here in St. Louis and across the nation: distracted driving.

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