For the rest of us, let me summarize it this way: slow down, pay attention, and always look twice before turning or changing lanes. If everyone always followed those simple rules, everywhere, every day, the miles driven can increase, and we’d decrease the number of deaths. Miles driven will go back up and continue to rise, that is a certainty. The part we can each control is our safe driving habits, so do your part and follow these rules and let’s hope you help save lives.
Investigators say the driver of the semi, Perron Sellers, 32, of Appaloosa, La., was heading eastbound on Division Street and overcorrected his semi, lost control and swerved into the westbound lanes hitting the motorcyclist. David Brown, 49, died at the scene.
Our interstates, county highways and local roads are full of trucks which are essential to carry the goods and merchandise that we and our area businesses need every day which are essential to our lifestyles, but simply due to their huge size and weight, they can cause the biggest crashes, injuries and deaths on the road of any vehicle.
Despite the fact that the public has been travelling far less over the last 2 months, the rate of fatal vehicle crashes has exploded.
Another very sad and avoidable crash causing our community and a family to lose a loved one. Never wave anyone out through stopped traffic and if someone waves you to go just politely say Thanks and wait until you can see clearly.
When a car crashes with a passenger in the back seat who isn’t using a seat belt, the unbelted rear-seat passenger can slam into the driver’s seat, pushing the driver into the airbag and steering wheel with a 35-mph impact. More than half the fatalities in passenger vehicle crashes in the USA each year involve unbelted occupants.
View the current statewide fatality rate totals for Missouri thru November 2016.
A very recent study by the AAA insurance company confirms there are more crashes caused by drowsy drivers than ever realized, and since it is a repeat study, it demonstrates a very concerning *increase* in prevalence.
The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety (MCRS) was recently notified that they are a recipient of the American Public Works Association (APWA) Award for Exceptional Performance in Safety. The award will be presented at the APWA national conference in Minneapolis in August.
Recently I had the honor of presenting a lecture on trial strategies.