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Sleepiness, distractions and road rage create highway hazards

Drivers in Missouri have a responsibility to operate their vehicles safely. The causes of many accidents arise from behaviors that represent reckless personal choices. To improve safety, people should monitor themselves for drowsiness, avoid smartphone distractions and stay calm even when annoyed by other drivers.

Study looks at drowsy driving and car accidents

Missouri motorists who drive when they are drowsy may be a bigger danger than some statistics have reported according to a study released on Feb. 8. The study, conducted by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety between October 2010 and December 2013, found that out of 701 crashes examined, around 9 percent of them were due at least in part to drowsy driving. This is considerably higher than the 1 to 2 percent that is the government estimate. Of crashes that resulted in injury, significant property damage or airbag deployment, drowsy driving was a factor in more than 10 percent.

How long do I have to file a lawsuit after an accident or injury?

If you were injured or one of your loved ones has died because of the negligent actions of another person, you have the right to file a lawsuit to seek compensation for any damages. In court, you will need to prove that the person was negligent and the damages were a result of the negligence. You may also need to demonstrate some other facts depending on the type of case.

You were in an accident. What should you do?

When a car accident happens, there is a brief moment in the wake of the chaos where the drivers involved have to make an important decision. They must stay at the scene. But those fleeting moments can be filled with fear, anxiety and panic, and in such a state, some drivers choose to flee the scene of the accident. We aren't making excuses for these people. Hit and run accidents are unacceptable. But, there is a tense moment following a car accident that everyone needs to know how to properly handle.

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