Columbia staff are reminding cyclists the importance of having and using a white, front-facing light and red taillight. With daylight saving time ending this past Sunday, cyclists are encouraged to follow the law in regards to having these lights. GetAbout Columbia is partnering up with Columbia Parks and Recreation Wednesday Nov. 8 and Nov. 15 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m by conducting a bicycle light checkpoint. Light kits and a flyer explaining traffic ordinances related to cycling safe will also be distributed.
On Monday, University of Missouri health care celebrated the 35th anniversary of their emergency helicopter service. The team serves the entire state and has saved numerous lives, as they can pick up patients with severe injuries much faster than ground crews. A senior Staff for Life lead pilot says on average, there is about one flight per day. Flight nurse Silva Tribble says, "It's interesting in the state of Missouri, because we have more medivac helicopters in the state of Missouri than I think any other state in the nation." She added, "This is not the type of job that you can train till you get an A on the test. This is the type of job that you train until you cannot get it wrong. The moment you need those skills, they better be there."