Even when motor vehicle operators drive with caution and do their best to obey traffic laws, traveling to and from a destination does not always end without mishap. A car accident can occur on Missouri roads even when vehicle occupants least expect it. Members of the State Highway Patrol have recently begun work to raise public awareness on the issue.
According to data provided, there were close to 140,000 traffic accidents in 2013. A Patrol spokesman reiterated the fact that even the most cautious of drivers is sometimes involved in an accident. He also stated that it is very important, when one has been involved in or has witnessed an accident, to report it as soon as possible.