Category Archives: Texting and Driving

The Known Dangers of Texting and Driving

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Texting and driving is a relatively knew concept. Before the invention of cell phones, a driver would more likely have been distracted by lighting up a cigarette or using the radio. While those causes are still responsible for accidents, talking or texting on the cell phone is certainly much more common, even if it is … Read more…

Manchester Missouri Bans Texting by All Drivers

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In December 2013, Manchester, Missouri became the third St. Louis County municipality to ban texting by all drivers. Currently, Missouri law allows most drivers over the age of 21 to text and drive while banning this dangerous activity for those 21 and under. The statistics related to texting-related accidents are grim. A recent study concluded that driving while texting has surpassed driving while intoxicated as the leading cause of death among teenagers. Read more…

The Deadliest Night in December, 2013

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Jennifer Joyce and Sam Dotson are in full support of St. Louis’s new “No Refusal Zone” laws, and perhaps the new laws are the reason St. Louis saw safer driving this New Years Eve, with no reported fatal accidents. Read more…

Springfield, MO Car Crash; Distracted Semi-Truck Driving Rules

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A tragic crash that took Tuesday afternoon in St. Joseph, Missouri claimed the life of two Springfield residents. The truck involved a passenger vehicle and a tractor-trailer, killing the driver and five year-old passenger in the vehicle. Changes in texting and driving rules by the FMCSA may help to decrease the chance of horrific crashes like this one. Read more…

St. Louis Distracted Driving – Texting Accident

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Missouri law makes it illegal for motorists under 21 to text and drive. Efforts to expand the law to drivers over the age of 21 have failed but that doesn’t mean a driver who texts won’t be held responsible for injuries or deaths caused by texting. Read more…

Texting and Driving

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Research has shown that texting and driving may be as dangerous as drinking and driving. Read more…

Federal Commercial Motor Vehicle Texting Ban

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The US Department of Transportation has issued a texting ban for all commercial motor vehicle drivers. The operators of these large vehicles are strictly prohibited from texting while driving. Read more…