Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine
Posted By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC
drivers better watch their speed this weekend. According to Kansas City officials,
a six-state effort to crackdown on speeders begins this Friday. A zero-tolerance
speeding enforcement is underway, says federal highway officials and law
enforcement agencies. Speeding is deadly, says the regional administrator
for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and law enforcement
is taking it to the next level. The new campaign is called Obey the Sign
or Pay the Fine and will affect Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, Missouri,
Law enforcement will be looking for any speeding driver including commercial
vehicles. The goal of the campaign is to cause drivers to slow their speed
and ultimately, reduce speed-related crashes.
According to a 2015 traffic study of the six-state region, 2,964 people
were killed in traffic accidents. The study reveals that about 27 percent
of those accidents were speed-related crashes. There were 310 speed-related
fatalities In Missouri in 2015 and about 128 in Kansas. Missouri and Kansas
had higher percentages of speeding -related accidents because of their
general higher speed limits throughout roadways.
About 220 law enforcement agencies will patrol almost 6,000 miles of roadway
during the anti-speeding campaign. Officials will be looking for drivers
who are speeding, distracted or driving recklessly. The administrator
of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration says the department
will continue to strive to make sure commercial trucking is safe for all
motorist on the road.
A traffic accident only lasts a moment, but it can change your life forever.
The attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, know that auto accidents
are a frightening experience that results in serious damages. If you have
been seriously hurt in an auto accident in Missouri,
contact the attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC, immediately.