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Investigation ongoing into fatal St. Louis crash

A fatal chain reaction crash in St. Louis left one person dead and three injured, as the police try to figure out exactly what happened in the unfortunate incident. The crash occurred last week when a vehicle headed westbound on Reavis Barracks rear-ended a second vehicle. That second vehicle was pushed into oncoming traffic, leading to it getting struck by a third vehicle.

What type of driving weather is most dangerous in Madison County?

As we write this, the weather forecast for Edwardsville is that the temperature will get up to 73 degrees tomorrow, while the high for tomorrow is projected to be a mere 38. As long-time residents understand, it's not unusual for our weather to swing from one extreme to another -- sometimes in the course of a single day.

The distracted driving laws that apply in Illinois

A few weeks ago, we wrote a post about distracted driving. This is a major problem in our society nowadays, as cell phones have completely absorbed our attentions and our mental space. We use them in awkward situations, such as in the middle of intimate conversations. We use them while we walk our dogs and while we perform once uninterrupted activities. And, of course, we use them in far more dangerous situations, such as while we drive or operate heavy machinery.

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.

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

How should you respond when you get into a car accident?

There are some things in life that we have to deal with, even though we are in no mood to do so, or we may just not want to. The aftermath of a car accident is one of these situations. Once a car has collided with you or you have collided with another vehicle, one of the last things you will want to do is get out of the car and discuss it with the other people involved.

3 tips to prepare for driving in snow

As winter is on its way, it is time to prepare for falling snow and icy roads. Driving in winter weather can be challenging, even if you have lived in the Midwest your whole life. In fact, you may have even picked up some bad tips over the years so it is important to refresh your mind of winter driving best practices.

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