Hot Car Danger

Heatstroke can kill quickly in hot cars

When the news has another tragic story about a child accidentally left in a hot car, parents might believe they could never make a mistake like that. “It’s not just negligent parents or indifferent caregivers. When juggling the demands of work, parenting and daily life, it’s easier than you might think to make a simple […]

Seatbelt

“Click it or Ticket” campaign set to begin May 20, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Region 7 state highway safety offices are joining law enforcement nationwide for a Border to Border Click it or Ticket kickoff event starting Monday, May 20. The campaign seeks to increase seat belt use by coordinating highly visible seat belt law enforcement in the […]

Motorcycle

As the weather warms drivers are urged to watch for motorcycles

As the weather warms up, so do the engines on motorcycles. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists and motorcyclists alike to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways. “Preliminary data shows that approximately 12% of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2018 involved a […]

Fatal Crash

Three dead, five injured in southeast Iowa crash

Authorities in Iowa report three people were killed and five others injured early Sunday after a minivan and a sedan crashed into an overturned tractor-trailer on Highway 34 in southeastern Iowa. Officials responded to the crash scene at 3:30 Sunday morning just west of Mount Pleasant after a minivan carrying five passengers and a sedan […]

Congested Roads (traffic)

Impaired and Impatient: Traffic Trifecta around Thanksgiving holiday presents problems for motorists

As thousands of Missouri drivers travel home to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends this week, the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging them to exercise patience, caution and good judgment behind the wheel. The holiday week brings a trifecta of concerns to the roadway, including impaired driving, distracted driving, and heavy interstate congestion. The […]

Accident

Green City teen hurt in crash south of Kirksville

A Green City resident was hurt Saturday night when the sports utility vehicle he was driving overturned south of Kirksville. Eighteen-year-old Noah Kimmel was taken by private vehicle to Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville with minor injuries. The accident happened about three miles south of Kirksville on highway three when Kimmel swerved to miss […]