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January 2018 Archives

Motorcycle fatalities up from 2009 to 2015 according to NHTSA

If you had to guess, how many motorcycles do you think are out on the roads in the United States every year? Would you say a couple million? Maybe 3 million? It is likely that many people would underestimate the number, which now stands at 8.6 million motorcycles (both personal and commercial in nature) out on the road in 2015. Six years prior, there were 8 million motorcycles out on the road.

How to avoid accidents in manufacturing environments

If you work in a factory or manufacturing environment in the St. Louis area, you are probably no stranger to the hazards you face. You know that jobs in the industrial and manufacturing sectors are not the safest, but the opportunities are plentiful and financially rewarding. 

Why have motor vehicle accident deaths increased recently?

From 1963 to 1991, there were at least 40,000 deaths in motor vehicle accidents every year in the United States. In 1992, we dipped below 40,000 deaths for the first time in decades. It immediately went back above 40,000 in 1993 and never dropped below that number again until 2008.

The immense personal and financial cost of bike accidents

Last week, we wrote a post about bicycling being named the official exercise of the state of Illinois. Obviously this makes it a critical priority to the state, and lawmakers should have a focus on promoting safety regulations that look after bicyclists.

Beware: Driving distractions can kill

If you like to text, speed and mess with your car's infotainment system when you drive, you are engaging in practices that make you a reckless driver. Keep in mind those are a few of the many types of distractions motorists in Illinois and Missouri use when they operate their vehicles. Distractions are the cause of many car accident fatalities

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