Recent Posts in Roadway Safety Category

Missouri lane departure accidents often lead to rollovers, head-on collisions

As Joplin personal injury lawyers, we know that lane departure accidents - which are most often caused by driver error - can have catastrophic consequences. Sometimes these accidents happen when ...
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Avoiding Joplin car accidents: Watch out for these careless and negligent driving behaviors

Under Missouri law, all motorists are required to drive "in a careful and prudent manner and at a rate of speed so as not to endanger the property of another or the life and limb of any person and ...
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Defensive driving can help prevent Joplin semi-truck accidents

Research shows that accidents involving semi-trucks and passenger vehicles can be extremely dangerous, especially for passenger vehicle occupants, who are more vulnerable to serious, life-threatening ...
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Help keep Joplin roadways safe: Don't drink & drive this holiday season!

The holiday season is here, bringing it with it the promise of celebrations with friends and loved ones. If your holiday plans include alcohol - even in small amounts - we want to urge you to take ...
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Five defensive driving tips to help you avoid Joplin car accidents

Car accidents happen in a matter of seconds. Most of us don't get behind the wheel expecting to be involved in a collision, but millions of car crashes happen in the U.S. every year. In this post, our ...
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Join us for our bicycle safety helmet giveway in Joplin on June 19!

Do you need a safety helmet for the young bicyclist or skateboarder in your life? Here at Aaron Sachs and Associates, we'd like to invite you to join us for a helmet giveaway event next Thursday, June ...
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Avoid roadway emergencies this summer: Road trip safety tips for Joplin, Missouri motorists

It's June, temperatures are warming, and the kids are out of school: summertime has come to Joplin! In the months ahead, many Missourians will hit the road to enjoy summer road trips with friends and ...
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Keep your eyes on the road: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Unfortunately, the problem of distracted driving continues to have a serious impact on roadway safety in Joplin, Missouri and nationwide. April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and Missouri ...
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Avoiding pedestrian accidents: Tips for Joplin motorists

As our Joplin personal injury lawyers know, collisions involving motor vehicles and pedestrians can have devastating consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, ...
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Outcome of "Google Glass" distracted driving case could impact future laws

Here at Aaron Sachs and Associates, our Joplin car accident lawyers know that distracted driving continues to be a major safety issue on our roadways, both here in Missouri and nationwide. Any time a ...
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Recent study: teen drivers nearly eight times more likely to crash when driving with peer passengers

As Joplin personal injury lawyers, we know that teens are have higher accident risks than any other age group. This week, we were alarmed to read a recent study released by the Texas A&M ...
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Avoiding scooter accidents & obeying the law: Tips & info for Joplin motorists

With this year's high gas prices and comfortable weather, scooters and mopeds are becoming an increasingly popular form of travel, both here and Joplin and nationwide. Our Missouri personal injury ...
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Make roadway safety a priority as Joplin students head back to school

Tomorrow, K-12 students in Joplin are heading back to school, and next week, classes will resume for students at Missouri Southern State University. The beginning of a new school year means that ...
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Hot car deaths a continuing problem in Missouri and nationwide

As Joplin car accident lawyers, we know that child passengers are a parent's most precious cargo. Sadly, the problem of hot car deaths (also known as vehicular heat stroke or hyperthermia) continues ...
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Does "hands-free" technology reduce distracted driving accidents in Missouri?

As Joplin personal injury lawyers, we know that distracted drivers pose a serious threat to roadway safety, both here in Missouri and throughout the United States. According to the National Highway ...
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Stay safe in the summer heat: Safety tips for Joplin drivers

It's summertime in Missouri, which inevitably brings high humidity and soaring temperatures to our state. Our Joplin personal injury lawyers want to remind Missouri drivers that extra precautions are ...
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Serious injuries reported in train/bus collision

Unfortunately, train accidents are not uncommon in Missouri. In 2012, our state ranked 7th on Operation Lifesaver's list, "Highway-Rail Grade Crossing Fatalities - Top 15 States." And it's true that ...
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Driver narrowly escapes catastrophic injury when cement truck overturns on train tracks

Recently, a Kansas man narrowly escaped life-threatening injury when a police officer dragged him from a cement truck that had overturned on the train tracks. KWCH 12 Eyewitness News reports that the ...
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AAA expects record holiday travel on roads in Joplin, Missouri and nationwide

According to AAA, this year's holiday travel season could be the busiest it's been in six years. AAA's 2012 Holiday Travel Forecast anticipates that 93.3 million Americans will travel by car over ...
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NTSB "Most Wanted List" identifies key safety issues facing drivers in Missouri & nationwide

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has released its annual "Most Wanted List," which outlines the agency's top ten transportation priorities for the upcoming year. "Transportation is ...
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Missouri drivers urged to protect vehicles from summertime heat

Summer is in full swing, and hot weather is here. With temperatures soaring, we want to remind drivers about the importance of vehicle maintenance. Often, drivers will take great care to keep their ...
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Motorcycle Safety Month Reminds Missouri Drivers to Share the Road

May is Motorcycle Awareness Month! Motorcycle riding season is here, and it's especially important that drivers exercise caution and share the road safely with these riders. Our Joplin motorcycle ...
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Evolving SUV Technology Keeps Drivers Safer in Joplin & Throughout Missouri

Sport Utility Vehicles have gotten considerably safer in recent years. After the introduction of electronic stability control, the death rate in SUV occupants dropped nearly 70%, according to USA ...
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