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Is your driving impaired when you are drowsy?

The dangers of driving while intoxicated or distracted are reasonably well-known in Kansas City. However, you may not be as aware of the dangers of driving drowsy despite the fact that it can be every bit as dangerous. According to the National Safety Council, driver fatigue can have an effect on the body that is similar to that of alcohol. If you were to stay awake for 20 hours straight, your driving impairment would be equal to that of someone with a blood alcohol concentration of the legal limit of 0.08%. Fatigued driving makes your involvement in a crash three times more likely.

Understanding whiplash-associated disorders

Most people in Missouri have heard references to whiplash, often made in a joking manner when conversations about vehicle accidents are had. However, whiplash or whiplash-associated disorders really are no laughing matters. Understanding what whiplash really is and what it may contribute to is important for anyone who might find themselves in a crash, no matter how minor it may seem at first.

What are the different areas of a construction zone?

When you come upon a zone of road construction in Missouri, you may not be thinking about the different areas that comprise each. This is understandable, as you are probably devoting most of your attention to paying attention to the signs and obeying the instructions of flaggers in the interest of navigating the work zone safely. 

Missouri's drunk driving reality

Summertime is generally associated with a feeling of freedom and easy living as school breaks give way to vacations and warm weather encourages people to be out and about more often. Missouri residents love to enjoy area lakes and events with friends and family members during this season. Unfortunately, these celebrations can often be marred by tragedies caused by negligent people. 

Missouri sees rise in distracted driving crashes

Residents in Missouri who are concerned about their safety and the safety of their family members on the road may often wonder why they continue to see so many people texting while behind the wheel. All around the country, awareness about the dangers of distracted driving has prompted almost all states to enact legislation expressly banning such actions by drivers. Only Missouri, Montana and Arizona have yet to pass any laws making texting and driving illegal.

Is the condition of a roadway vital to your safety?

As someone who often drives in, around, or through Missouri, you know of some roads that have certainly seen better days. But did you know that poorly maintained roads can actually contribute to crashes? McShane & Brady LLC can help you if you've been harmed because of a faulty road.

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