Memorial Day, boating safety and auto safety represent the news season in Missouri. St. Louis used car dealer, Cross Keys imparts the latest news headlines, compiled from AAA, IIHS, as well as the Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP).
AAA Forecasts Memorial Day Driving Climate
As some safety analysts deem Memorial Day weekend as the most dangerous time of the summer season, AAA estimates that some 33-million travelers will be on the road. Even though growing fuel costs are not predicted before the first summer holiday, some states are seeing gas costs increase by four-cents a week. Fuel prices continue to soar above $3.00 a gallon in California, Alaska, and Oregon.
In contrast, Missouri continues to show low fuel prices, an average of $2.39. AAA forecasts that gas prices will increase, given the recent incremental price spikes.
IIHS Designates Top Safety Cars
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS) rates new and used vehicles based on crash tests, number of accidents and safety, technology features, (i.e. lane departure warning). A few 2015 small cars earned high safety grades. These include the Chevrolet Spark, Honda Fit, and Chevrolet Volt met the IIHS standards, especially from cars prevention technology. (more…)