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When we get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, we are trusting that other drivers will drive in a safe manner, following the rules of the road, staying alert, and not engaging in reckless driving behaviors. But that is not always the case.
Accidents happen for many reasons, one of which is reckless driving. This refers to a wanton disregard for others’ safety and the rules of the road – these drivers understand the risks of their behaviors but continue to operate a vehicle in a dangerous manner.
When we talk about distracted driving, most will think of using a mobile device – talking, texting, emailing – but there are many activities that can distract a driver and lead to a serious accident.
Did you know that Missouri has eased its motorcycle helmet law?
The new helmet law, which took effect on August 28, 2020, now only requires those under the age of 26, or older than 26 if driving with a permit, to wear a helmet when riding in or driving a motorcycle.
Highway guardrails are an important safety feature on our roadways. When designed correctly, they help reduce the impact of car accidents. They:
While guardrails are meant to protect vehicles and their passengers, and lessen the severity of a crash, there are circumstances when they do not.
Every day, almost 30 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes. That’s one person every 50 minutes. In 2018, there were 10,511 deaths from drunk-driving crashes.
Have you ever been driving on a two-lane road, come up behind a car that is going at a slow speed and you are not able to pass? Maybe someone is driving erratically or an accident on the road has caused you unavoidable delays. These can be maddening situations. You might yell, honk the horn, or beat on the steering wheel to vent. Others may escalate to road rage.
Can you hold a business owner liable if you are injured on their premises because they failed to provide appropriate security measures?
It is possible and would usually be considered a premises liability claim. Under premises liability, business owners must provide reasonably safe conditions for visitors.
Have you taken a break from driving? Maybe its coronavirus-related. Or, it could be due to a medical condition, age, or many other factors. Suffice it to say, a break has been taken, but now it is time to get back on the road.
The popularity of having groceries delivered has grown tremendously. Instacart, Shipt, Peapod and many others make it easy to buy from Aldi’s, Hy-Vee, Price Chopper, Sprouts and more. The appeal: contactless delivery, social distancing, and avoiding long check-out lines and crowded stores. It is, however, a popular convenience that means more delivery drivers on our Kansas City roads.