Motorcyclists in Missouri are like motorcyclists everywhere else today: still in shock and mourning over the tragedy in New Hampshire. Seven bikers were killed when a pick-up truck collided with a group of 10 motorcyclists on a rural New Hampshire highway.
As the parent of a teenager, you understand how bittersweet it can be when they finally get their driver’s license. You no longer have to drive them to soccer practice three days a week, but their new freedom exposes them to new dangers, such as distracted driving.
Where is the safest place to be sitting in a vehicle in a crash? Twenty years ago the answer was clear: people were safer in the back seat of a car than in a front seat. Even a decade ago, that answer was the same, but today, with changes in seatbelt technology focused more on the front than the back, the answer about where to be in a motor vehicle crash is not so clear.
Across St. Louis, Missouri and the nation this past week, we paused on Memorial Day to honor those members of the armed forces who gave their lives to preserve our freedom.
Most of us realize that drunk driving continues to be one of the biggest dangers to St. Louis motorists and pedestrians, but the numbers on the website of the Missouri chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving really make the enormity of the problem clear. MADD says 28 people die every day across the U.S. in motor vehicle crashes caused by drunk drivers – that’s one fatal crash every 51 minutes of every day.
For some of our St. Louis readers, the news that Waymo’s self-driving trucks are returning to the roads will offer hope for the future, while for others the news will be disturbing. Waymo is Google’s self-driving vehicles division, recently announced that after a two-year hiatus, it is putting its autonomous tractor-trailers back on freeways.
According to news reports, two people were recently killed in a violent collision on Interstate 44 just south of downtown St. Louis. A spokesperson for the city's fire department said the pair died when their car slammed into the back of a stopped tractor-trailer near the 7th Street exit.
What’s the most dangerous time to drive Missouri’s roads? Given how many accidents involve alcohol, you would have good reason to guess a Friday or Saturday night—right around bar close. But you’d be wrong.
According to a news report from a St. Louis TV station, six people were seriously injured in a crash early this morning. Officials said that just before 2 this morning, an 18-wheeler and a car collided on Gravois Avenue near the 55-44 split.