Kansas City, MO Distracted Driving Lawyers – Horn Law

Motorists that drive distracted do not just put other motorists at risk, they also put the safety and lives of motorcycle riders at risk too. Distracted driving is a significant concern to motorcyclists, especially because they have more at stake than a driver protected by a vehicle. Riders are focused on one thing: riding – just like drivers should only be focused on driving.
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Traffic Fatalities in Missouri Increase

At the end of September, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported a dramatic increase in fatalities, especially in the Southwest corner of the state. According to the Highway Patrol, there has been a 36 percent increase in traffic fatalities for this area – which is much higher than the rest of the state or even the country. Statewide, there has been an 11 percent increase.

Studies show that it is  likely that distracted driving is a substantial contributing factor for the rise in Missouri traffic fatalities. This makes sense as more people rely upon cell phones and cell service, even in rural areas,  is becoming more reliable.   (more…)

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Students Get Exposed to the Dangers of Distracted Driving

The number of traffic fatalities is up by 11 percent since 2014 and in the southwest corner of the state, accidents are up by 36 percent according to an article by Ozarks First. Local business owners and Highway Patrol are working diligently to help reduce the number of accidents and also curb the main cause for the increase in traffic fatalities countrywide. The goal is to start teaching young student drivers the dangers of distracted driving long before they get behind the wheel.
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Distracted Driving Comes in Many Forms

In Miller County, Missouri on October 6, 2015, a woman was involved in a single-vehicle crash. According to Missouri State Highway Patrol, the driver was distracted, but not by her phone, navigation or anything technological; instead, the driver was distracted by a wasp. As the driver headed west on Highway 52, she lost control of her truck and went off the left side of the road, striking a mailbox.

Fortunately, the woman was spared serious injury because she was wearing a seatbelt and obeying all other rules of the road.
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