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Posted on April 11, 2013 by

Missouri Legislators Voting to Correct Language in the Right of Way Law

The Missouri Legislature has proposals before both the state senate and house designed to correct the language in the Missouri Failure to Yield the Right of Way law. This newly corrected law will increase penalties for those who have been involved in accidents where right of way was not yielded properly.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch recently published a letter to the editor by Katherine Fox, an advocate for the organization Freedom of Road Riders, that pointed out the stiffer penalties could make the road safer for motorcycle enthusiasts.  Many accidents involving motorcycle riders occur due to motor vehicle operators simply not paying enough attention to the other occupants of the road around them.

Someone on a motorcycle can be easily missed in mirror blind spots if a driver isn’t fully aware of their surroundings at all times.  The injuries in accidents involving a motorcycle can be much more severe and in some cases fatalities are more likely to occur.

If you or a family member have been injured in one of these devastating accidents you should contact the motorcycle accident attorneys at Hoffman & Gelfman. Our experienced staff has successfully handled many serious injury and wrongful death cases due to driver negligence – allow us to do the same for you by visiting our website today.