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NE Coalition Executive Team

Facilitator: Marisa Ellison, MoDOT, 573-248-2502

Enforcement Subcommittee Chairman:  Chief Ed Bogue, Palmyra Police Department, 573-769-5539

Engineering Subcommittee Chairman:  Brian Untiedt, MoDOT, 573-248-6284

Education Subcommittee Chairperson: Marisa Christy-Kerns, MoDOT, 573-248-2490

Emergency Medical Services Subcommittee Chairman:  John Nemes, Marion and Ralls County Ambulance Districts

NEXT MEETING:Wednesday, March 18 at the Marion County EMS Training Facility, 142 Jaycee Drive, Hannibal (off of Clinic Road). The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. for all organizations and individuals interested in learning how the Coalition can support efforts to reduce fatalities and disabling injuries on Missouri roads. Lunch will be provided.  The meeting and lunch will conclude around 12:30 p.m. RSVPs are needed by Monday, March 16 and can be made by calling Lissie Youse at MoDOT at 573-248-2465.

The Annual High School Seat Belt Survey results are in!  Is YOUR teen buckling up all the time, every time?

New "Free" Resource available to address texting while driving. Visit this website:   http://underyourinfluence.com/


2014 Gateway To Saving Lives Conference - Highway Safety Heroes - 2014 Award Winners

Sgt. Brent Bernhardt, Public Information and Outreach Officer-Law Down the Law Award Winner
Kim Biondo-Show Me Safety Award Terri Magers-Arrive Alive Award

Sergeant Brent Bernhardt

Public Information Officer with MSHP is the 2014 Statewide Lay Down the Law Award Winner. Brent is pictured accepting his award with MO Highway Safety Director Dr. LeAnna DePue

Kim Biondo

Outreach Coordinator and Lincoln County Emergency Mangement Secretary accepting the 2014 Northeast Region Coalition Show-Me Safety Award from MO Highway Safety Director Dr. LeAnna DePue

Terri Magers

School Nurse withAtlanta C-3 Schools accepting the 2014 Northeast Region Coalition Arrive Alive Award from MO Highway Safety Director Dr. LeAnna DePue


2014 Teen Seatbelt Survey - Campaign Reminds Teens of “Things That Could Kill You ... The teen usage rate for 2014 was again 67%, with only 1% change in the usage rate for teens in the last 5 years. Please work with the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety to improve the teen programs in your area so we can increase the teen usage rate and save some lives!

List of NE high schools who have a usage rate of 50% or below for 2014.


Safe and Sober High School Program

SAFE AND SOBER -Join schools across Missouri of Safe and Sober 2014 and take advantage of this free and effective safety program aimed at keeping teens drug and alcohol-free throughout the prom and graduation season until they are 21 years old. Safe and Sober is a non-profit organization under the Mercy Health Foundation which creates awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol, and encourages teens to lead a safe and sober lifestyle.

We encourage you to visit www.missourisafeandsober.com to register your school or for more information!


State Farm just released their application for their National Youth Advisory Board! This could be a really neat opportunity for a youth from your area! Check out the application link below for details!

http://www.statefarmyab.com/apply/the-board

You can also check out and “like” their Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/#!/SFYAB

NHTSA's New Driver Education Toolkit - TEEN DRIVER EDUCATION PROGRAM

This is a collection of studies and reports put together by NHTSA with the assistance from national driver education community of experts and practitioners. Taken together, this impressive assembly of information and guidelines should give each State their best chance to produce safe young drivers.


MO Rides referral service works with transportation providers to coordinate affordable rides for people with transportation challenges. The service connects riders to transportation providers whether you are in a rural area or “in town”. It includes a five county region made up of Franklin, Lincoln, Montgomery, St. Charles and Warren Counties. Click on the link below for more information!

http://morides.org/

Also, visit and "like" their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MORIDES


2014 TEEN DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAMS AND EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES SCHEDULED

2014 Events

Location
Date
Time
       
Warren County Family Health Fair Wright City High School March 28, 2015 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
       
Senior Expo Mexico Area YMCA April 9, 2015 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
       
Week of the Young Child Moberly April 13, 2015 4:30-6:00 p.m.
       
Knox County PAT Child Safety Seat Night Knox County Elementary School April 14, 2015 4 - 7 p.m.
       
Watlow Health & Safety Fair Waltlow Electric April 15, 2015 1:30-4:00 p.m.
       
Healthy Community Day Randolph County YMCA April 25, 2015 10 a.m. -1 p.m.
       
Blessing of the Bikes Chariots of Fire Customs April 25, 2015 10 a.m -4 p.m.
       
Palmyra PAT Truck Rally Palmyra School May 5, 2015 5:30-7:00 p.m.
       
Lewis County Safety Day Lewis County Fairgrounds May 5, 2015 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
       
Serendipity Day-Arrive Alive Silex High School May 8, 2015 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
       
Our team of law enforcement officers and educational specialists are in schools, colleges and at events every week to promote safe driving habits.  If you or your organization is interested in our participation, please email us now.

Battle of the Belt 2012

2014 WINNERS

 Gold Banner and Highest Overall - Atlanta High School 100%
Gold Banner and Most Improved – Palmyra High School 99.08%
Silver Banner – Wellsville High School 97.50%
Silver Banner – Mark Twain High School 96.67%
Silver Banner – Scotland County High School 96.33%
Bronze Banner – Highland High School 94.79%
Bronze Banner – Marion County High School 93.48%
Bronze Banner – Paris High School 92.31%
Bronze Banner – South Shelby High School 91.07%


Atlanta BOTB Presentation

Atlanta High School was presented with a gold banner and $500 check for being the highest overall school with 100% seat belt usage during the 2014 Battle of the Belt Competition.  Marisa Christy-Kerns and Kevin Rhodes, with the Northeast  Coaltion for Roadway Safety, presented the banner and check to Terri Magers and students of the Scrub Club.


Palmyra BOTB Presentation

Palmyra High School was presented with a gold banner and $500 check for being the most improved school with and improvement of 55.26% and overall 99.08% seat belt usage during the 2014 Battle of the Belt Competition.  Brian Haeffner with the Northeast  Coaltion for Roadway Safety, and American Family agent Rob Myers presented the banner to Kenneth Holstine, principal, and Aaron Johnson.


Wellsville BOTB Presentation

Wellsville High School was presented with a silver banner for 97.50% seat belt use during the 2014 Battle of the Belt competition. Erk Maninga with the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety presented the banner to Kristin Windmann and student of the STUCO organization.


Mark Twain BOTB Presentation
Mark Twain High School was presented with a silver banner for their 96.67% seat belt usage during the 2014 Battle of the Belt Competition.  Brian Haeffner with the Northeast  Coaltion for Roadway Safety presented the banner to Adria Palmer, Brooke Hudson and members of the Student Council.

Scotland County BOTB Presentation

Scotland County High School was presented with a silver banner for their 96.33% seat belt usage during the 2014 Battle of the Belt Competition.  Amy Crawford with the Northeast  Coalition for Roadway Safety, and American Family agent Chris Harris presented the banner to Kirk Stott, principal, and Brent Bondurant.


Highland BOTB Presentation

Highland High School was presented with a bronze banner for their 94.79% seat belt usage during the 2014 Battle of the Belt Competition.  Amy Crawford with the Northeast  Coalition for Roadway Safety, Sheriff David Parrish and American Family agent Bob Dillon presented the banner to the students of the S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) organization..


Marion County BOTB Presentation
Marion County High School was presented with a bronze banner for their 93.48% seat belt usage during the 2014 Battle of the Belt Competition.  Brian Haeffner with the Northeast  Coalition for Roadway Safety, Sheriff Jimmy Shinn and American Family agent Rob Myers presented the banner to Marcia Fohey and members of the Team Spirit group.

Paris BOTB Presentation
Paris High School was presented with a bronze banner for their 92.31% seat belt usage during the 2014 Battle of the Belt Competition.  Brian Haeffner with the Northeast  Coalition for Roadway Safety, Sheriff David Hoffman and American Family agent Scott Ball presented the banner to David Freitag and the Student Council officers..

South Shelby BOTB Presentation
South Shelby High School was presented with a bronze banner for their 91.07% seat belt usage during the 2014 Battle of the Belt Competition.  Paula Gough and Amy Crawford with the Northeast  Coaltion for Roadway Safety, Sheriff Dennis Perigo, and American Family Agent Shelly Yost and Jill Truitt presented the banner to Dee Kirby and officers of the FCCLA organization.

Mark Twain High Football Team in Arrives Alive Sunglasses
Mark Twain High School Varsity Football Team shows off their new Arrive Alive sunglasses.

Atlanta C-4 Arrive Alive Day
ARRIVE ALIVE DAY - Atlanta C-4 School declared November 8th  "Arrive Alive Day" !  Students are shown here wearing their Arrive Alive t-shirts and posing for the picture in the shape of an arrow.  They hope this will remind everyone to always BUCKLE UP AND ARRIVE ALIVE!

Day Camp at YMCA Hannibal
Elena Nemes, Outreach Coordinator for the NE Area visited with K - 8 graders recently at the Hannibal YMCA Day Camp about the importance of Buckling up to ARRIVE ALIVE..

Motorcycle Rally and Rodeo-Moscow Mills          Rodeo Pics
ABATE and FORR Motorcycle Rally and Rodeo - Moscow Mill, MO

Bowling Green Child Safety Seat Check at McDonald's in Bowling Green on Friday, September 21, 2012
Bowling Green Car Seat Check  Car Seat Installed
Kim Gamm, Pike County Health Dept. & Mike Foppe with MoDOT install car seat. Kim Gamm visits with two children who have just had their car seats checked.
Sharisse NemesPike County Health Dept. Volunteers
Sharisse Nemes with MoDOT visits with child during seat check. Kim Gamm visits with parent about child seat installation with Julie Eisenhower from Pike County Health Dept.

Remember Alex Brown Foundation
Johnny Mac Brown and HHS student body
About 2000 northeast Missouri students were inspired by the family of Alex Brown during their presentations last week at 7 high schools. Alex’s mother, Jeannie, father, Johnny Mac, and her 14 year old sister, Katrina, didn’t TELL the kids to not text and drive. They asked, pleaded, begged them not to and supported their reasons with terrifying statistics. The ultimate in statistics, though, was the death of their daughter, Alex, in Novembe 2009, a senior in high school with motiviation and drive and plans to go to New York and be a television anchor. The family travels around the country sharing the message, supported only by donations.
 
Jeanne Brown

 

 

Jeannie Brown, of Wellman, TX, addresses about 1000 students at HHS, while a slide show of her daughter, Alex, played in the background. Alex was killed on her way to school - she was texting and not wearing a seat belt.

 
Katrina Brown

 

 

 

 

 

Katrina, Alex’s sister who was 11 at the time of her death, shares how it feels to be without a big sister.


Sgt. Bernhardt with the Rollover Simulator
Sgt. Bernhardt at CHART Teen Fair in Hannibal-Feb. 2014

 
 
Heidi Turner by her vehicle she flipped in one car accident on Route T. "If I had not been wearing my seat belt, I know I would not have been in the same condition I am today."

Heidi's car

Heidi's car at accident site.

Heidi Turner explains, "I was on my way to work, it was raining and my car hydroplaned on a curve. I lost control of my car, hit a large metal fence and post, then my car flipped approximately two times. Because I was wearing my seat belt, I remained in my car and I was able to undo my belt and crawl out of my window. I walked away with only a mild concussion, cuts, and bruises. If I had not been wearing my seat belt, I know I would not have been in the same condition...everything that was in my car including my backpack and purse had flown out the windows of my car and were found several feet away. After this accident, I cannot even describe how strongly I feel about seat belt safety."

2011 ARRIVE ALIVE FOOTBALL NIGHTS AT AREA HIGH SCHOOLS @ 7:00 P.M.

Oct. 21

Hannibal Pirates vs. Mexico Bulldogs at Hannibal

   
$25 gas card winner & stadium blanket Palmyra Gas Card & Blanket Winner Macon
$25 gas card, Kennedy Shuck and the blanket, Luke Powell Macon winners: $25 gas card, Kyra Olive and the blanket, Alex Blodgett
Buckles and Macon fan Buckles and Macon Tiger and Fans

Buckles at the Macon/Palmyra game,

handing out Hug me Buckle Up stickers!

    Macon Tiger and Buckles
Marty Lincoln and Gas Card Winner on Monroe City Paula Gough and Gas Card, Stadium Blanker winner from S. Shelby game
   
Team MoDOT and Buckles at Culver Stockton Homecoming Parade Team MoDOT and Families with Buckles at Culver Stockton Homecoming Parade
Team MoDOT and Buckles at Culver Stockton Homecoming Parade- Pictured Jess Rawlings, Robin Keller and grandchildren, Laura White, Megan Akright and Mindy Smith aka Buckles. Team MoDOT and their families along with Buckles at Culver Stockton Homecoming Parade Pictured from MoDOT Ray Weathers, Corey Bringer, Aron Burbridge, Robin Keller, Laura White, and Culver Stockton helpers Mindy Smith, Jess Rawling and Megan Akright
   
Paula Gough, NE District Engineer talking to student at S. Shelby High School about No Texting and Driving Paula registers South Shelby students for pledging not to text and drive
Arrive Alive Night at South Shelby Cardinals vs. Monroe City Panthers at Shelbina. Paula Gough at Arrive Alive Night at South Shelby High School registering students to pledge to not text and drive.
Amy Crawford, Marty Lincoln and Becky Novinger-MoDOT Arrive Alive Team at South Shelby vs. Monroe City Game
MoDOT Arrive Alive Team-Amy Crawford, Marty Lincoln and Becky Novinger at South Shelby Cardinals vs. Monroe City Panthers Game  
Knox Co. 1 Knox Co. 2
Arrive Alive Nights at Local High Schools have students pledging to not text and drive (right).  Dari Perrigo from North Shelby and Logan Garrett from Knox County won the $25.00 gas cards donated by Ayers Oil. Inc. (left).

KISS Concert

Atlanta Homecoming

 
June 2011 - Buckles the Bear and the award winning Macon County KISS rock stars joined forces at the Atlanta Homecoming to promote seatbelt and roadway safety. According to Diane Nanneman, event coordinator with the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety, “The youngsters visited the Arrive Alive booth and pledged to buckle up and Arrive Alive. When parents buckle a child when they are young, it will become a habit for life. It is one habit a parent can pass on to a child that costs nothing and could possibly save their life. The KISS rock stars would like to remind parents to “KISS (Kids in Safety Seats) every trip, every time.  

MORE NEWS AND PHOTOS!

 
Mock Fatality at Palmyra High School May 2011  

Mock fatality victim during the docu-drama at the Palmyra High

School May 2011.

 
Mike Foppe at Troy getting ready for Child Safety Seat Checks    Mike checking child safety seat at Troy  
Oct. 16, 2010 Mike Foppe at Walgreens in Troy during Child Safety Seat Checks. The families who attended received new seats if needed, and pencils, road signs and other cool gifts were given to the children. Families started to arrive at 10:15 a.m. on Saturday and the last check departed about 5:15 p.m.; Melissa Brumagin and Tana Akright filled out paperwork while Mike Foppe conducted the checks...we were busy the entire time. A total of 55 families stopped by for seat checks with a total of 77 children being fitted in their child restraint seats or given new seats.Thank you to Walgreens of Troy for sponsoring the event.  
buckle up race  

Hannibal 6th graders raced to Buckle Up during a Safe Kids

events at the middle school.  The purpose of the event was

to encourage children under the age of 13, weighing less than 100 pounds, and less than 4' 9" in height to sit in the back of the vehicle.  An airbag demonstration was provided by Poage Automotive Center.

 
ed bogue  
Chief of Palmyra Police Ed Bogue checks a victim during the docu-drama at the local high school.  
car seats  

Car Seat Checks Regularly Performed in Hannibal

Photo:  Hannibal Courier Post

 
   

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