Cell Phone Related Car Accidents On the Rise In Missouri

The Missouri Department of Transportation is reporting cell phone related car accidents are up by 35 percent in Missouri since 2014.

Missouri currently ranks near the bottom of the last for states with the most distracting driving, and is only one of three states that does not have a complete ban on texting while driving.

The Missouri Statewide Traffic Accident Records System shows distracted driving was the second highest cause of accidents in 2017, while failing to yield topped the list.

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