A mother and father from Missouri were killed in a tragic car accident in Florida, while taking their two daughters to Disney World. The daughters both suffered injuries that have been described as serious, though they survived the accident. According to reports, the parents had spent months saving up money for the family vacation so that their two young girls --...

There are a great many factors that go into traffic fatalities. This week, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the final death toll for 2015 and it was not good. The number of Americans who died on the roads increased 7.2 percent last year to 35,092. That increase was the largest measured since the Johnson Administration in the 1960s. Part...

The electronic devices most people carry are a wonder. In a small box, you can hold a computer more powerful by many magnitudes than the onboard computers that landed men on the moon. With an internet connection, you can do practically anything a full sized computer can do, and you can do it just about anywhere. Play a video game,...

It's easy to dismiss it. A driver may feel their head drop momentarily. Maybe they notice their eyelids flutter for a second. They are okay, they tell themselves. Maybe they realize they cannot recall the last mile or two of highway they have just driven. Just a little tired. A demanding week at work with travel, or maybe their children's...

These days, there seems to be a smartphone app for just about everything. Apps create easy access to all sorts of information and entertainment. However, this ease of access does have a downside. One is that it could lead to individuals trying to access information and entertainment when their mind and body should be fully focused on something else, such...

Ride-sharing services, like Uber and Lyft, are coming to have a bigger and bigger presence out on the roads here in America. How ride-sharing service drivers act matters considerably, as their actions not only can impact their passengers, but also other individuals using the roads (including bicyclists, motorcyclists and other drivers or passengers). So, one would hope ride-sharing drivers...

With the Fourth of July holiday, many people extend the holiday into a summer road trip. I-70, passing through Kansas City, is a major conduit for traffic moving east and west. In addition to the constant hum of large trucks, are additional passenger vehicles carrying motorists intent on making it to their vacation destination. Summer driving poses fewer dangers weather-wise as...

Car accidents are never fair. Early on, you recognize the "legal fault," reasonability, or liability is not apportioned fairly in terms of the injuries that result from a crash. Sometimes the drunk driver dies in the crash. Other times they practically walk away. The other motorists may be severely injured in spite of being blameless and innocent. Their only...

Automobiles are complex items. They are made up of thousands of component parts. Some of those parts are purely aesthetic, providing for your comfort or enjoyment of your drive, like a cup holder or door trim. Others are critical to the operation of the vehicle and your safety, like the brakes and steering. When one of them is defective, it can...

Summer often represents freedom for teens, as they get away from the busyness of the school year. A large portion of that freedom may also be found behind the wheel, as many new drivers obtain their licenses and drive to work, summer jobs and may even have some free time to drive to Winstead's for a burger  with their friends. While...