traffic safety en Legislator pushes for seat belt fine raise again <p></p><p>A St. Louis legislator plans to try again to get seat belt fines raised in Missouri.&nbsp; Democratic Sen. Joe Keaveny’s&nbsp; bill would increase the current fine of $10 to $50, and apply it to everyone in the front seat of a vehicle.&nbsp;</p><p>Keaveny has sponsored the bill each year he’s been in the State Senate, and each year it’s gone nowhere.&nbsp; He says this time around he hopes lawmakers will consider the number of teenagers who’ve died because they didn’t buckle up:</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 16:18:31 +0000 Marshall Griffin 25798 at Legislator pushes for seat belt fine raise again As holiday travelers get on the road, think safety first <div style="margin:0;"><p></p><p><span dir="ltr"><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3">The National Safety Council estimates that more than 400 traffic fatalities will occur during the holiday period starting today and continuing through Sunday night.</font><font face="Times New Roman,serif" size="3">&nbsp;&nbsp;</font></span></p> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 14:13:32 +0000 Janet Saidi 24853 at As holiday travelers get on the road, think safety first Yellow lines painted to ameliorate parking problems near Grant Elementary <p>Columbia Public Works Department workers recently painted yellow lines to restrict parking along Crestmere and South Garth Avenue.</p><p>Crestmere Avenue residents are frustrated at the parking situation on their street. Library patrons and parents with children in Grant Elementary school park on the street, leaving no room for residents. Workers painted the yellow lines after a resident asked their council representative to review the situation. Public Works Department Engineer Richard Stone said the yellow lines provide information to motorists.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 17:23:38 +0000 Jenn Cooper 22965 at