CDD 10/21: Campaigns and legislation target texting drivers

Columbia’s Daily Dish 10/21

Mallory Benedict, a junior at MU, stands with her new car near the site of her August 2007 car crash on Sept. 22, 2009. Benedict had been driving home from a friends house on North Ballenger Lane near Mexico Gravel Road at 4 a.m. when she texted the friend for directions. While typing her message, Benedict overcorrected her steering three times, which led to her rolling and totaling her car. Although her airbags did not deploy, Benedict, who had worn her seat belt, was not injured. Click image to read the full story. (CM/Chris Dunn)

Mallory Benedict, a junior at MU, stands with her new car near the site of her August 2007 car crash on Sept. 22, 2009. Benedict had been driving home from a friend's house on North Ballenger Lane near Mexico Gravel Road at 4 a.m. when she texted the friend for directions. While typing her message, Benedict overcorrected her steering three times, which led to her rolling and totaling her car. Although her airbags did not deploy, Benedict, who had worn her seat belt, was not injured. Click image to read the full story. (CM/Chris Dunn)

Campaigns and legislation target texting drivers (CM) Most mothers share baby pictures of their children. Maureen Benedict flashes photos of her daughter’s totaled car.

Group asks FSA to suspend loans to specialized facilities (CM) A Missouri grassroots farm organization is part of a group asking the federal Farm Service Agency to stop giving loans to the kind of specialized facilities that are often used by factory farms.

Legislators hear about open enrollment (CM) Members of the legislative Joint Committee on Education met Tuesday to hear about open enrollment.

Law enforcement on I-70 will increase Friday (CM) More law enforcement officers will patrol Interstate 70 on Friday.  The Boone County Sheriff’s Department is joining with other law enforcement agencies to crack down on unsafe and unbuckled drivers. The department wishes to remind drivers to slow down, drive safely, buckle up and never drive impaired.

MoDOT to sell land statewide (CM) The Missouri Department of Transportation is trying to sell 23 parcels of land across the state.

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