Car accidents are a common occurrence. States such as Illinois and Missouri are at-fault accident states, meaning one driver will pay up. If you rear-end a vehicle, unless there is evidence the driver in front was being reckless or driving unsafely, the law sees you as responsible for the accident by default.
It’s officially late autumn, but of course if you step outside on an early morning, you might be forgiven for thinking that winter has arrived in the Edwardsville area. One of the upsides of winter (or late fall) is that it’s also holiday season. Because Thanksgiving is just a few days away, we thought we would quickly go over some of the dangers associated with the otherwise pleasant occasion.
Decades of research and innovation in automotive safety have resulted in passive safety features such as seatbelts and airbags in every vehicle. Together, those two features have saved untold thousands of lives over the years.
Will news in Edwardsville media of the latest motor vehicle crashes be enough to make drivers pay attention to the road and traffic instead of their phones? Let’s hope so. The crashes claimed the lives of five school children in a series of wrecks across the nation.