2014 Team Spirit Conference Celebrating "20 Years and Still Saving Lives"
The Cape Girardeau Safe Communities Program, in conjunction with MoDOT’s Traffic and Highway Safety Division, is kicking-off its 20th Annual Team Spirit Leadership Training Conference Sunday, July 20 at the Drury Lodge in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
The Team Spirit Leadership Training is a peer-to-peer training program designed to empower high school-aged youth to take an active role in promoting safe driving habits by tackling drinking and driving, speeding, lack of seat belt use, and texting and driving. Read More >
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coalition Brings UNITE Arrive Alive Tour to SEMO District Fair
Distracted driving leads to thousands of deaths and injuries each year. Losing a loved one not only impacts a family but entire communities. Eighty percent of motor vehicle crashes are caused by distracted driving, according to Arrive Alive Tour road crew member Chris Bennett, “texting drivers are six times more likely to crash than if they’ve been drinking.”
The Southeast Coalition for Roadway Safety is bringing UNITE International’s “Arrive Alive Tour” to the SEMO District Fair. UNITE’s Arrive Alive™ program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video, and a number of other resources to educate the public about the dangers of drunk driving and texting while driving. The simulator allows participants to experience the potential consequences of drunk and distracted driving in a controlled environment.
The Arrive Alive™ Tour will be at the SEMO District Fair Sept. 6 from noon to 6 p.m., and Sept. 7 from 1 to 7 p.m. For information about the program, visit arrivealivetour.com.
SE Coalition meetings - West area
Wednesday, July 23 10-11:30 a.m.
MSHP Troop G Headquarters
SE Coalition meetings - East area