St. Louis Car Accidents In Travel Safe Zone Significantly Reduced
November 20, 2012
Accidents along Interstate-70 from St. Louis to the Lambert Airport have been increasing. Officials say that in 2009, there were a total of 757 St. Louis Car Accidents along that stretch of highway that resulted in two deaths.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that officials and law enforcement banded together to battle the problem and have seen great success thus far. A “Travel Safe Zone” was established along the stretch of road and is now heavily patrolled by law enforcement from several agencies on a consistent basis.
In the two years since the program was established, the campaign has been successful in cutting the number of accidents along the highway in half. During 2011, only 384 accidents were reported with no fatalities.
Officials say that continued success depends on maintain the patrol efforts and adopting new ways of keeping motorists speeds under control. They say the plan is to continue seven-hour patrols along the road with officers poised to stop speeders traveling faster than 11 mph over the posted speed limit. Others are considering the option of having speed cameras installed along the highway to help combat the problem.
The St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers with Cofman Townsley Injury Lawyers understand the dangers traveling this stretch of road can present and are hopeful officials are successful in continuing to decrease the number of accidents that occur along this particular piece of highway.