Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety
2014 vs. 2013
30.77 % (Decrease)
9.41 % (Increase)
|Updated April 20, 2014|
FY '14 Coalition Meeting Schedule:
Date: July 15, 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
Nominations are now open for Missourians (individuals and/or organizations/groups) who, in the last two years, have successfully shared their passion for saving lives on Missouri roads! Each of these awards will be presented during the 2014 Blueprint Conference to be held in St. Louis September 29 –October 1.
There are four statewide awards, and we will be promoting these through free media over the next few weeks. We have 5 judges from across the state who will determine our winners from these nominations.
Later this Summer, each Regional Coalition will be responsible for selecting its two region-specific awards.
The categories for both the statewide and regional awards, as well as the nomination forms, are available at http://www.savemolives.com/awardsform.html.
Everything is to be submitted online, including pictures/video, etc., and the deadline for all nominations is June 30, 2014. Once we received all the nominations, the regional nominees will be forwarded to the respective region for the Regional Coalition Executive Team to choose the winner. All winners must be selected by August 15, 2014, and the Regional Coalition Executive Team will be responsible for contacting our winners.
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.
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.