If you ever have wondered why motorists often buy sports utility vehicles (SUVs), trucks and other large vehicles, you're probably aware that one reason that they assume that it will protect them better than if they're struck riding in a small passenger car. Size does matter when a motorist driving a larger vehicle crashes into someone driving a smaller one.
If your kids are still young enough to go trick-or-treating, you or another adult is probably going with them this Halloween. However, you still want to make sure that your children (and others you may be in charge of for the night) follow important safety precautions.
While fall weather in Illinois and Missouri is certainly more moderate than what we endure in the winter, it can carry some serious driving hazards. If drivers get complacent, they can cause accidents.
If you're the parent of a teen who's going to be taking driver's ed and getting their license this school year, you'll likely be spending some hours in the front passenger seat with them. They'll want and need plenty of behind-the-wheel practice before they take their road test.
Parents and caregivers in O'Fallon need to keep a close eye on children no matter what age they are. When they don't, it puts them at serious risk of injury or death. There are several ways that minors get hurt when left unattended by their adult caregivers.
If most people could see just how elevators are suspended by cables, they'd probably think twice before stepping on one. However, we take for granted that they're going to get us to our destination safely -- whether it's the top of a St. Louis high rise office building or the second floor of a department store.
Americans hire limousines for everything from high school dances to weddings to a night on the town. They can make people feel special, and also allow partygoers to indulge in alcohol (often provided in the limo) without risking a DUI.
A St. Louis police officer was left permanently disabled and is now "drowning in bills," according to his attorney, after being shot by a fellow officer while off-duty. Officers were trying to apprehend three suspects who had reportedly shot at them while fleeing in a stolen vehicle. The officer has filed a federal lawsuit against the city as well as the officer who shot him.
Americans are living longer and remaining active well into their senior years. However, too many suffer serious -- and often fatal -- falls. According to a new study based on data from the National Center for Health Statistics, fatal falls among seniors over 75 have more than doubled between the years 2000 and 2016. The rate rose from 52 per 100,000 to 111 per 100,000 during that period.
Safety experts and advertisers are sometimes at odds when it comes to the use of billboards along the road. This is especially true with newer, digital billboards.