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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.

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Upcoming Events

SE Coalition meetings - West area

  • Wednesday, January 14
  • Wednesday, April 15
  • Wednesday, July 15

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

  • Tuesday, January 13
  • Tuesday, April 14
  • Tuesday, July 14

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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STATEWIDE FATALITY TOTALS

  2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 % of change 2014 vs. 2013
SE 118 119 122 129 133 138 0.84% (Decrease)
Statewide 716 741 804 768 806 849 3.37% (Decrease)

Year to Date Fatality Totals


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