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Study: Distracted driving crash injuries more likely to be severe

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.

Distracted driving crashes kill, injure schoolkids across nation

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.

Study: Ride-sharing might lead to increase in traffic crashes

Prior to the rise of ride-sharing services in St. Louis and other major U.S. cities, traffic fatalities were at the lowest point in more than 50 years. But the emergence of Uber and Lyft might have contributed to an increase in fatal car crashes in cities where the services operate, authors of a new study have said.

Studies: legal marijuana leads to increase in car crashes

There has been an almost endless stream of heated back-and-forth in national media over the upcoming midterm elections. Sometimes overlooked in all the fury is the fact that Missouri voters will have three different medical marijuana proposals on their November ballots.

Missouri teacher killed in pedestrian accident at grade school

At the beginning of every school year, parents fret about their children safely crossing streets. Little attention is typically paid to the parents and teachers who are there to guide the kids across roadways teeming with vehicles at the start and end of school days.

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