Most Kansas City residents are likely aware of issues texting while driving pose. While there are many ways in which someone behind the wheel of a car could be distracted, when cellphones became accessible to the masses, they provided another way in which driver's attention could be pulled from where it should be, the road. According to some experts, texting is possibly the worst type of distraction since it involves three different types of distractions: mental, visual and manual.
There is of course the possibility that any driver on the road could be involved in a car accident. Despite this reality, there are groups of drivers that historically pose a bigger risk of being involved in these types of situations. In addition to the elderly, this group includes teen drivers.
Minimizing the number of serious injuries and deaths that occur on roads throughout the nation is important to many. In addition to individual drivers, the federal government is interested in doing what it can to keep vehicle occupants safe. Accordingly, multiple safety features are now mandatory in vehicles including the installation of seat belts.
Throughout the state of Missouri individuals rely upon motor vehicles to get from one point to another. While the use of these automobiles undoubtedly makes life easier, with so many cars and trucks on the road, it is unfortunately all too possible that under certain circumstances, two or more of them will collide.
If drivers in Missouri ever wondered how they compare to drivers of other states, in terms of which state has the best drivers, a new study provides them with an answer. But, sadly, it's an answer that drivers from Missouri may not like.
A Kansas City accident involving a teenager who was texting while driving demonstrates the tragic consequences that can result from distracted driving. To combat the persistent problem of distracted driving, the Missouri Highway Patrol has launched an anti-texting while driving campaign to complement the state's law banning texting while driving for younger drivers.
The Missouri House recently approved a bill that would ban texting for nearly all drivers. Currently, texting while driving is only banned for drivers 21 and younger. The bill has moved to the Missouri Senate.
If your New Year's plans involve driving around the Kansas City Area, please exercise special caution. A report by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety reports that 80 people die each New Year's holiday in drunk driving accidents. Your chances of being killed by a drunk driver on New Year's are 150 percent higher than on an average day during the holiday season.