Welcome to the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is a partnership of safety advocates throughout the state who have come together for a common purpose:  to end traffic fatalities and serious injuries on public roadways. Missouri’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan, Show-Me Zero, outlines the state's plan for achieving success by implementing strategies most effective at mitigating the behaviors and issues most commonly associated with fatal and serious injury crashes in Missouri. Zero fatalities is our goal. Anything else is simply unacceptable. 

Buckle Up Phone Down Business Showdown

The BUPD Business Showdown is the chance for your business to compete for cash prizes while taking steps to promote safe driving practices for your employees.  Register your business today!  Then adopt a safe driving policy (we provide a sample you can use in the Employer Toolkit below).  Then, get your employees engaged (see Step 2). 

BUPD High School Showdown

Winners will be determined by the schools with the most valid entries/pledges in each class.  Entries/pledges close at 11:59 p.m. CST, Dec. 31, 2022. Winners will be announced by AAA Missouri within 6 weeks of the contest deadline.  In the event of a tie of two or more schools, AAA Missouri will notify the schools and determine the winner through a...

Smart Riders

Each year, several children are injured or killed in Missouri car crashes. Educating children on the proper way to use a seat belt and booster seat as well as other road safety tips is necessary to keep our children safe. The Smart Riders program is a fun-filled program designed to teach these valuable lessons.

2022 Missouri Highway Safety & Traffic Conference Award Winners

Every two years, in conjunction with the Annual Highway Safety and Traffic Conference, the Missouri Department of Transportation recognizes individuals and organizations throughout the state for achievements in the field of roadway safety through its Highway Safety and Traffic Awards. Winners were announced at the conference luncheon, held on Septe...

Show-Me Zero Campaign

A safer Missouri is a better Missouri. This is the heart of Show-Me Zero, a strategic highway safety plan for eliminating fatalities and serious injuries on Missouri roadways. Through a collaborative effort of diverse stakeholders, Show-Me Zero takes a multi-disciplined approach to achieving safer roads through education, public policy, enforcement...

Missouri Coalition For Roadway Safety News

2022 Missouri Crash Statistics
Fatalities
1,045
Not Wearing Seat Belt
59%
As of 12/31/2022 (Preliminary)
*Seat belt stat includes only occupants of vehicles with seat belts
2023 Missouri Crash Statistics
Fatalities
37
Not Wearing Seat Belt
64%
As of 1/29/2023
*Seat belt stat includes only occupants of vehicles with seat belts
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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

MU Health Care’s Injury Prevention Program developed the Keep Your Keys program to help drivers aged 55 and older stay on the roadways as long as it’s safely possible. The goal is to reduce motor vehicle and motorcycle crashes involving older drivers through education and prevention methods. The Keep Your Keys program is free and open to any older adult and their family members or caretakers. This class provides resources and information to help guide making informed decisions about current driving status, as well as staying medically and physically fit to drive. Topics in these classes include tips to navigate new roadway constructions, how to self-assess current driving status and the importance of developing a transportation plan. To accompany the class, the Fit to Drive booklet was developed by MU Health Care, with assistance from the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety’s Subcommittee for Elder Mobility and Safety, that provides information on the best ways to approach roadway safety. If you are interested in more information or would like to schedule a Keep Your Keys presentation in your community please email kosterb@health.missouri.edu or call (573)884-7143.

 

Upcoming Events

Spring Impaired Driving Campaign

March 17 - April 19, 2023

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Missouri Highway Safety and Traffic Conference

September 25-27, 2023