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  • Is Zooming While Driving Negligence in Missouri?
    Is Zooming While Driving Negligence in Missouri?

    An Ohio senator made headlines this week when he was caught Zooming while driving during a committee meeting . He tried to hide the fact he was driving by changing his background to a picture of his ...

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  • Hyundai Shouldn’t Normalize Distracted Driving
    Hyundai Shouldn’t Normalize Distracted Driving

    Hyundai released a new advertisement showcasing its lane departure technology by depicting a driver drifting over a lane because she was distracted by her phone. As a personal injury lawyer who ...

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  • #JustDriveKC: 17% Increase in Missouri Traffic Deaths from Last Year
    #JustDriveKC: 17% Increase in Missouri Traffic Deaths from Last Year

    KMBC recently reported that highway traffic deaths are up nearly 20% from last year . The article quotes Sgt. Andy Bell from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, who understandably expresses frustration ...

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  • 3 Tips to Stay Safe While Driving in the Time of Coronavirus
    3 Tips to Stay Safe While Driving in the Time of Coronavirus

    The Kansas City area is on lockdown right now because of the coronavirus pandemic. Thousands of Kansas Citians are out of work and forced to stay home. People still need to drive, however, to pick up ...

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  • Finally a Law Banning Texting While Driving in KC (Hopefully)
    Finally a Law Banning Texting While Driving in KC (Hopefully)

    The Kansas City Star Editorial Board wrote a piece recently praising an ordinance proposed to ban texting while driving in Kansas City. The board points out, as I did in a recent blog post , that ...

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  • Looking for A New Year's Resolution? Make it No Phones While Driving
    Looking for A New Year's Resolution? Make it No Phones While Driving

    Happy New Year! Congratulations on making it to 20’s. With the new year and new decade comes the traditional new year’s resolution. This time around, to celebrate the beginning of a new decade, I ...

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  • Kansas City Pedestrian-Car Crashes on the Rise
    Kansas City Pedestrian-Car Crashes on the Rise

    In February, KSHB Kansas City reported on a rise of car-on-pedestrian crashes in the metropolitan area . Using information from the Kansas City Police Department, the article states there were 360 ...

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  • Distracted Driving: The Trouble with Texting
    Distracted Driving: The Trouble with Texting

    Although the dangers of texting while driving have been well documented, a disturbing 77% of adults and 55% of teenagers say they can “ easily manage ” texting and driving. Unfortunately, even the ...

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  • Distracted Driving: The Hands-Free Myth
    Distracted Driving: The Hands-Free Myth

    In our connected society, people often use driving as a time to catch up on important calls or schedule appointments over the phone. For most Americans, the cell phone is more than just an auxiliary ...

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  • Distracted Driving: A Dangerous Habit
    Distracted Driving: A Dangerous Habit

    Using technology is second nature to most of us. It’s integrated into every facet of our world, and we appreciate the way it enhances and enriches our lives on a daily basis. It’s so ingrained into ...

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  • Why Is Texting While Driving Still Allowed in Missouri?
    Why Is Texting While Driving Still Allowed in Missouri?

    In January of last year, the Kansas City Star’s editorial board wrote a piece about there being no law prohibiting texting while driving for Missouri drivers over the age of 21. This article is ...

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  • Thousands Are Dying In Semi Truck Crashes, Jury Trials Can Help
    Thousands Are Dying In Semi Truck Crashes, Jury Trials Can Help

    A few weeks ago, the Kansas City Star published an editorial about the sharp rise in trucking collisions , both at home in Kansas City and across the US. The editorial did a good job recounting the ...

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  • Incentivizing Attentive Driving and Punitive Damages
    Incentivizing Attentive Driving and Punitive Damages

    Wired magazine published an article recently about patents applied for by Mazda to incentivize attentive driving. It describes a unique approach to the distracted driving problem. Where some car ...

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  • Study Shows Drivers Use Phones On More Than 1/3 of Trips
    Study Shows Drivers Use Phones On More Than 1/3 of Trips

    Study Shows Drivers Use Phones On More Than 1/3 of Trips Yet another study was released with some pretty gloomy data on distracted driving. Everqoute, makers of a safe driving app called EverDrive, ...

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  • Sure, Play Pokemon Go (Just Not While You're Driving!)
    Sure, Play Pokemon Go (Just Not While You're Driving!)

    The Verge published an article recently about the rise in traffic fatalities caused by people playing the game Pokemon Go. The game is available on smartphones and features elements in real world ...

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  • Texting While Driving Laws and Injury Cases
    Texting While Driving Laws and Injury Cases

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, distracted driving caused 3,477 in 2015 alone. Much of those lives were lost because of mobile phone distraction; texting, emailing, ...

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  • Proposed Texting While Driving Law in Missouri
    Proposed Texting While Driving Law in Missouri

    Legislation is advancing in the Missouri Senate that would ban texting while driving. The bill would make texting while driving an infraction similar to a speeding ticket in which you would get points ...

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