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Discussing safe driving with your teen: Tips for Missouri parents

Research shows that parents can be the most important influence on a teen's driving behaviors. Our firm frequently supports Missouri safety campaigns and initiatives that target teens: they are, after ...
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Teen drivers overrepresented in Missouri car accident injury statistics

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for young Americans between age 16 and 20, reports the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). In 2012, 2,055 teen drivers were involved in ...
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Eight "danger zones" create make teen drivers more likely to crash, pediatrician says

Each year, car accidents account for one out of every three teen fatalities. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that novice drivers (from age 16 to 19) are four times more ...
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Talking with teens about drunk driving risks: Strategies and tips for Missouri parents

The end of the school year will be here before we know it, and Missouri high school students are beginning to plan for big events like prom and graduation. It's a great time for parents to talk with ...
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Car accidents and Missouri teens: Risk factors parents should know

As Kansas City personal injury lawyers, we know that young drivers are the most at-risk age group when it comes to car accidents. But why are these drivers so vulnerable? In this post, we discuss some ...
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"Life on Track" event aims to discourage drunk, distracted driving among Missouri teens

Law enforcement officials, safety experts and researchers agree: young drivers have an extremely high risk of being involved in serious car accidents, both here in Missouri and throughout the U.S. ...
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Teen siblings killed in Webster County when truck overturns into the James River

Here at Aaron Sachs and Associates, our Missouri personal injury lawyers were saddened to learn of a recent accident that claimed the lives of two teen siblings from our area. KY3 reports that 17 ...
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Fatigue and inexperience a dangerous combination for Missouri teen drivers

As Springfield personal injury lawyers, we know that teen drivers are at an increased risk for car accidents. Teens are especially likely to cause crashes because they're inexperienced and therefore ...
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Teen driver fatalities increase in early 2012: What can parents do to help?

During the first six months of 2012, car accident fatalities increased by 19% among 16 and 17 year-old drivers, according to a recent report from the Governors Highway Safety Administration (GHSA) . ...
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Recent fatal accidents call attention to teen driving risks

As Missouri personal injury lawyers, we know that car accidents involving teen drivers are all too common. Research indicates that teens have much higher crash rates than older drivers, even though ...
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DriveCam technology assesses car accident risks and helps promote roadway safety

When it comes to serious car accidents, our Missouri personal injury lawyers know that teenagers and senior citizens are the two age groups most at risk. Lack of experience and driver distraction are ...
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Kansas City teen charged in wrong way crash involving 5 vehicles

A Kansas City teen is facing criminal charges in connection with a wrong way crash that injured ten people and killed a newborn baby. On October 12, 18 year-old Bryan L. Blankenship was formally ...
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4 teens killed in brutal Long Island crash that ripped vehicle in half

On Monday, four teenagers were killed in a gruesome single-vehicle wreck in Long Island, reports the Wall Street Journal. It happened on Southern State Parkway at around 3:40 a.m., when 17 year-old ...
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Kansas woman killed when 14 year-old driver rolls SUV

On Monday, a Kansas woman was killed when an SUV driven by her 14 year-old daughter overturned in Linn County. According to the Kansas City Star, the crash happened around noon on Labor Day. The ...
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Missouri teenager killed by 13 year-old driver fleeing police in stolen truck

On Friday, a 17 year-old woman was killed when her car was struck by a pickup truck driven by 13 year-old fleeing from police. It happened in Washington, Missouri at around 12:04 a.m.: according to ...
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Concerned citizens speak out about dangerous stretch of road after fatal crash in Overland Park

On Saturday, a car accident near Overland Park left a teenager dead and two other teens injured. It happened just after 11:00 p.m., reports KCTV 5 : according to witnesses, an Isuzu Amigo was ...
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Single car accident near KCK leaves 2 teens dead & 5 injured

Two teens were killed and several others were injured in a recent car crash near Kansas City, Kansas, according to KCTV 5. On Sunday morning around 3 a.m., the Roeland Park Police Department received ...
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Texting and Driving Increases Already High Crash Risks for Teens During Summer Months

On June 7, the Centers for Disease Control released the findings of the 2011 National Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) , which is conducted in high schools across the U.S. every two years. The survey ...
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Two Missouri Teens Killed, 1 Seriously Injured After Purposefully Parking on Train Tracks

Early this morning, two teens were killed and a third was seriously injured when a train struck a Jeep Grand Cherokee at a railroad crossing in Butler County. According to the Missouri Highway Patrol, ...
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Truck Crashes Into Dozens of Teens Outside High School: 3 Students Critically Injured

On Wednesday, eight California high school students were injured - three critically - when one of their classmates ran a red light and plowed through a crosswalk filled with dozens of teenagers, ...
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Freak Accident Causes Car's Gas Tank to Explode, Killing 3 Teens

On Thursday in Melbourne, Australia, a freak car accident caused a vehicle to burst into flames instantaneously, leaving 3 teenagers dead and investigators working to determine how and why such a ...
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Kansas City Girl, Age 16, Charged with Manslaughter After Fatal Wreck Caused By Texting & Driving

This week, a 16 year-old girl from Kansas City, Missouri is facing multiple criminal charges after her decision to text and drive proved to have fatal consequences. Platte County prosecutors have ...
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Recent Study Reveals Many Teens Still Admit to Texting and Driving, Despite Knowing the Dangers

A recent study from State Farm Insurance found that only 22% of parents talk regularly with their teen children about safe driving responsibilities - and that many teen drivers still believe texting ...
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Warm Temperatures Bring Increased Risk for Teen Drivers in Missouri and Nationwide

April is upon us, which means the end of the school year is just around the corner. Needless to say, lots of teens are looking forward to taking a break from classes and hitting the roadways with ...
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5 Dead, 13 Injured on I-35 in Kansas After Converted Box Truck Plunges Into Ravine

Time and time again, our auto accident lawyers have seen the total destruction caused by large truck wrecks. On April 1, a crash near Williamsburg, Kansas took that destruction to epic proportions. ...
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