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Your dog can be a road companion but shouldn't be a distraction

As millions of Americans start planning their summer road trips, many are including their canine family members in those plans. Unfortunately, too few take the proper precautions to protect their pets -- and the humans in the car and on the road around them -- from injury. A full 84 percent of dog owners who transport them in the car admit that they don't restrain them.

Do 'driver-only' licenses improve safety on the roads?

The question of whether people who are living in this country illegally should be allowed to get driver's licenses has been a hot-button topic. Missouri is among the majority of states that requires non-U.S. citizens to present immigration documents when applying for a license.

Who's liable if a teen causes a car accident?

Statistics show that teen drivers are among the most dangerous on the roads. That's why many states, including Missouri, have graduated licensing programs. These allow teens to gradually gain driving privileges such as driving alone and at any time of the day or night as they demonstrate their ability to drive safely.

Government moves to require vehicle-to-vehicle communication

Vehicles that are "self-driving" have received a good deal of media attention in recent years. They're touted by some as safer than regular cars because they can't get drunk, text or be distracted by passengers. Some 80 percent of crashes are the result of driver impairment.

Snapchat speed filter blamed for incentivizing reckless driving

The Snapchat app has a speed filter that lets users post the speed at which their vehicle is moving. What rational purpose is there for such a thing? Safety advocates and lawmakers have been asking that question, asserting that it only encourages people to drive recklessly, even if the app is being used by a passenger. Of course, there's the obvious distraction of using Snapchat or any app while driving.

Missouri man arrested for fatal hit-and-run after second crash

A 20-year-old Peculiar, Missouri, man has been charged with fatally striking a pedestrian and then leaving the scene. He is being held on $10,000 bond. Police say that they identified him as the suspect in the collision that killed the 32-year-old woman several days later after he crashed his Dodge Ram pickup truck into a tree.

Man with 3 previous DWIs facing multiple charges in fatal crash

A Missouri man with three prior DWI convictions and a suspended driver's license is facing multiple criminal charges after a crash that ripped apart a family. The 60-year-old man struck a car carrying two children and their parents on Interstate 70 in Blue Springs.

Steps to take after a car accident

Just when you think everything is going smoothly on the road, you could soon find yourself involved in a car accident. Above all else, if you are able to do so, move your car to a safe area. This is generally easy to do if you were involved in a fender bender. However, if you were seriously injured, don't attempt to move your vehicle.

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