National Impaired Driving Prevention Month 2014
No one thinks that their holiday celebration will end in tragedy. But for those who include alcohol in their celebrations and then get behind the wheel, this is too often the case. The month of December is one of the busiest on the nation’s roadways, and also one of the most dangerous. With the holidays coming up, there will be an increase in social events that involve alcohol, and data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that this results in an increase in DUIs and fatal drunk-driving crashes around the holidays. See more at: www.madd.org/blog/2014/december/national-impaired-driving.html.
SE Highway Safety Award Winners Announced
Four highway safety statewide award winners and 14 regional award winners were given recognition at the 2014 Blueprint for Safer Roadways Conference held in St. Louis. The Southeast Coalition Region winners are:
- Southeast Regional Coalition Arrive Alive Award winner is Trooper Cameron Heath, Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP). In Trooper Heath's three years with the MSHP, he has distinguished himself as a traffic safety advocate. Heath presents education programs on seat belt use and distracted driving to local schools and businesses.
- Southeast Regional Coalition Show-Me Safety Award winner is Courtnie Glenn, Wright County Health Department. Glenn emphasizes safety to people of all ages with her optimistic and approachable demeanor. She turns subjects such as texting and driving or wearing your seat belt into motivational conversations.
SE Coalition meetings - West area
All meetings are scheduled to be held at the MSHP Troop G Headquarters in Willow Springs from 10-11:30 p.m.
SE Coalition meetings - East area
All meetings are scheduled to be held at the MoDOT SE District Office in Sikeston from 1-2:30 p.m.
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