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Coalition, UNITE's Arrive Alive Tour to Visit SEMO District Fair

As part of this year’s SEMO District Fair in Cape Girardeau, Mo., the Southeast Coalition for Roadway Safety will offer distracted and drunk driving education through UNITE’s Arrive Alive® Tour. The tour will visit the fair from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6 and 1 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 7.

UNITE brings health and wellness programs to high school and college campuses across the nation. Their programs are designed to heighten awareness to the dangers and consequences of drunk and distracted driving. Read More >

“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” Media Event Held at Cape Girardeau Police Department

On Aug. 13, a press conference was held at the Cape Girardeau Police Department as part of a statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign. The campaign stresses the importance of safe and sober driving. The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff’s Office DWI enforcement patrol car, the Cape Girardeau Police Department BAT (Breath Alcohol Testing) van and the Scott County Sheriff’s Office DWI enforcement trailer were displayed for the public and media.

“Thirty percent of all traffic fatalities have drinking involved,” said Buddy Davis from the Cape Girardeau Police Department. “This DWI Task force and equipment will go a long way to help getting those impaired drivers off the road.”

Local law enforcement agencies will work together from Aug. 15 through Sept. 1 to generate awareness of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. Checkpoints will be set-up throughout Southeast Missouri in an effort to make our roadways safer.

Funds Available for Transportation Safety Programs in the Southeast Region

The SE Coalition is accepting grant requests for highway safety education programs and events. Schools, community groups, health agencies or private groups in the Southeast Region can apply online for grant funding to help reduce injuries and fatalities on our roads. Anyone interested in applying for the funds should submit the Community Outreach Grant application. For more info about the grants, please contact Sandra Taurone at 573.472.5388 or

Community Outreach Grant Application

Upcoming Events

SE Coalition meetings - West area

Wednesday, July 23 10-11:30 a.m.

MSHP Troop G Headquarters

SE Coalition meetings - East area




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