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More data on motorcycle accidents shows the scale of the problem

About five months ago, we wrote a post about motorcycle accidents and how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration found some alarming data from 2015. That post will seem similar to today's post as we talk about a report from Canada that reviewed people in Ontario hospitals who suffered motor vehicle injuries from 2007 to 2013.

The many reasons why bumper meets bumper out on the road

A 2008 study by researchers at the University of Michigan dissected nearly 7,000 motor vehicle accidents across the United States. The purpose? To find out why accidents happen in the first place. And the researchers found a few very important factors that are common in many accidents.

Street racing to blame for fatal crash that claims 2 lives

In an extremely unfortunate and upsetting accident, two people were killed in a car crash that involved street racing in Kansas City, Missouri. According to the police, the two cars involved -- a gold car and a silver car -- were racing each other as they crossed a bridge on Highway 24. The driver of the gold car decided to cross the center line during this race.

Spinal injuries may not cause immediate pain

Car accidents are often far more violent and destructive than victims even realize. In some cases, a victim may suffer serious internal injuries that do not cause pain for hours or even days after the accident, complicating mattes when they do begin to cause pain.

Will the 'textalyzer' be a boon to road safety?

We haven't talked about distracted driving and texting while driving in a little while, so today we wanted to touch on an interesting issue related to distracted driving. Although the source article for our story today doesn't involve the state of Missouri, it does relate to devices and laws that could be applied in any state in the future. So let's take a look at what developers and officials are calling the "textalyzer."

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