Heading into the cold, wet and rainy winter weather months, please make sure to keep sufficient distance between you and the car in front of you. The Missouri Driver’s Guide says that you should keep a car length for every ten miles of hour of travel between you and the car in front of you. Try to adhere to that, or at least enough space to adequately stop if there is a sudden stop of vehicles ahead of you. This is how we often encounter cases. We review hundreds of police reports a year and see many rear end cases when people are not paying attention, following to close, talking on a cell phone, texting while driving or facebooking while driving, or otherwise distracted. Please don’t do this. There will be plenty of time to catch up on these things when you reach your destination and very rarely does being closer to a car help you get to your destination quicker. Remember to be safe for the holidays. And if someone else is not safe and causes injury to you or a loved one, call us for help at (314) 542-2222.