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Blog Posts in April, 2014

  • Motorcycle season is fast-approaching in Missouri

    The weather is finally beginning to warm up in Kansas City after a long and cold winter, which means that many anxious motorcycle riders will finally be taking their bikes out of storage and hitting the open road. However, with an increase in motorcycles on the roads will also come an increase in motorcycle accidents. For that reason, motorcycle riders and other motorists will need to exercise ...
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  • Can a bar be held liable for a drunk driver?

    In most states, third parties such as bar and restaurant owners can be held liable when patrons are over-served and go on to cause drunk driving accidents. These “dram shop” laws allow drunk driving accident victims or their families to sue negligent third parties for damages in personal injury or wrongful death lawsuits. Typically, insurers for the alcohol vendor and the drunk driver share ...
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  • Drinking and boating: A safety issue to consider this summer

    Every year, thousands of families flock to Missouri's rivers and lakes to catch a bit of relief from the hot summer sun. Of course, boating is likely to be one of the activities people pursue. While this is a great form of leisure, operating a boat is also a major responsibility. Like driving a motor vehicle on dry land, carelessness or recklessness behind the controls of a boat poses a major ...
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  • Missouri officials take opportunity to address distracted driving

    During the last several years, distracted driving has become one of the most pressing concerns for traffic safety officials. The proliferation of mobile device technology has certainly brought this issue to the forefront. In order to address this problem, many states have banned texting and driving. At this point, Missouri is among the states that do not have an outright ban on texting behind the ...
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  • Despite awareness, teen drivers engage in high-risk behaviors

    Many people probably remember the experience of getting their driver's license. Even though kids might be very excited to finally exert some independence behind the wheel, the tremendous amount of responsibility it takes to drive can be overlooked. This is why many driver safety campaigns are geared toward younger drivers, so they can be educated and -- hopefully -- make wise choices. In terms of ...
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