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Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety

Southwest Region

        2014 STATISTICS


(To Date)


                     Percent Change

2014 vs. 2013  

7.56 % (Decrease)
 3.32 % (Decrease)
Updated Oct 19, 2014





2014 Blueprint Conference to Save More Lives

St. Louis, MO

September 29 – October 1

FY '15 Coalition Meeting Schedule:

Date:                    October 21, 2014

Time:                             9:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Location:                       SW District Office - MoDOT

                                        Conference Rm #2 (downstairs)

                                        3025 E. Kearney

                                        Springfield, MO  65803


     Missouri Crash Statistics:     Blueprint Queries

     Blueprint Grant Applications:  FY '15 Grant Application


2013 PSA Winner

Reed Spring High School won the Southwest Region contest for its 30-second video, "Grand Theft Auto", created by Paul McFerron.  This video is one of five entries submitted from a video production class taught by Aimee Dillon.


2012 PSA Winner

Diamond High School won the Southwest Region contest and received 2nd Place Statewide for its 30-second video, "Commentator", put together by the National Honor Society (NHS).  Shirley Golhofer is the NHS sponsor.


2011 PSA Winner

Reeds Spring High School won the Southwest Region contest and received a Statewide Honorable Mention for its 30-second video, "Seat Belt Check," put together by senior Dakota Shoemaker.  The video stars Dakota and her younger sister Sami Tennison.  It was one of six entries submitted from a video production class taught by Aimee Mallard.


Roll Over Cars Schedule

 Safe and Sober


New Goal

700 or less by 2016.

Blueprint to Save More Lives Rolls out New Fatality Goal


JEFFERSON CITY – Focusing on fatality reduction, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety boldly rolled out a new goal of 700 or fewer fatalities by 2016 at the Blueprint to Save More Lives Conference held in Branson. In addition to the aggressive new goal, the group pledge to work toward an eventual goal of zero roadway deaths. 

“We’ve been very successful in meeting our goals since the inception of the coalition”, said Leanna Depue, executive committee chair for the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. “We’re all committed and we will work very hard toward the new goal.”

Missouri is one of nine states able to boast of six straight years of declining fatality totals.  It is one of ten states that experienced more than a 35 percent reduction in fatalities between 2005 and 2011, and one of three states with more than 2,000 fewer traffic fatalities since 2005. Missouri is also the only state in the nation to have achieved all three of these accomplishments.

National keynote speakers engaged conference attendees with messages to educate and enlighten them on highway safety initiatives. Workshops offered included distracted driving, impaired driving, occupant protection, older drivers, commercial motor vehicles, motorcycle safety, pedestrians and young drivers.

Highway Safety Heroes were recognized with an awards luncheon which honored prestigious statewide and regional awards to those who have substantially advanced highway safety in Missouri.

Statewide award recipients were as follows:

  • Lay Down the Law Award – Sgt. Dan Crain, Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop I, Rolla.

  • Show-Me Safety Award – Dr. Lori Popejoy, University of Missouri Sinclair School of Nursing, Columbia.

  • Tempe Humphrey Award – Pam Holt, Mercy Hospital, Springfield.

  • Arrive Alive Award – Joe Rickman, MoDOT, Springfield.


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