Missouri Ranked Last in Preventable Deaths

In a national report on safety, Missouri was one of seven states receiving an “F” rating in preventable deaths. The report includes fatalities from reasons like car accidents, poisonings, drug overdoses, falls, drownings and fires. Missouri received the ranking because it does not have adequate laws on the use of cell phones and texting while driving, or for license revocation or suspension for suspected drunk drivers. Missouri is also cited for not addressing child safety in cars and a host of workplace, home and gun-safety areas. Findings were in the “State of Safety: A State-by-State” report.