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. 

Highway Safety and Traffic Awards

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is accepting nominations (June 3 - July 28) for individuals, organizations and events to be recognized for their efforts in making our roadways safer, moving Missouri towards zero fatalities. Winners will be recognized at the 2024 Show-Me Zero Conference in Columbia at the end of September. Click below to l...

Does your business have Missouri’s safest drivers?

Now is your chance to take on the Show Me Your Score Safest Driver Challenge and win $10,000! The Missouri business with the safest drivers can win a $10,000 grand prize from AAA Missouri. The business that has the highest/best driving score for all participating employees over the 10-week contest will win the $10,000 grand prize. Show Me Your Scor...

BUPD High School Showdown Results are posted!

Pledge for your School! 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 random drawing. AAA Missouri reserves the right to review all contest entries/pledges.

Siddens Bening Hands Free Law Takes Effect

After two years in a row of more than 1,000 fatalities on Missouri’s roadways, Gov. Mike Parson signed the Siddens Bening Hands-Free Law, prohibiting all drivers from using a handheld electronic communication device while driving, effective Monday, Aug. 28. To learn more about the law and what it entails, follow the link below.

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.

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

  • Highway Safety Award Nominations Sought

    06/04/2024

    For more information, contact Communications Manager Chris Kelly at 573.751.9257

    JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is accepting nominations for individuals, organizations and events to be recognized for their efforts in making...

  • Missouri Roadway Fatalities Dip Slightly in 2023

    02/05/2024

    JEFFERSON CITY – According to preliminary data, 989 fatalities occurred on Missouri roadways in 2023. This is a decrease of 6% when compared to 2022, when there were 1,057 fatalities. This is the first year since 2019 that Missouri has seen a...

2023 Missouri Crash Statistics
Fatalities
991
Not Wearing Seat Belt
64%
As of 12/31/2023 (Preliminary)
*Seat belt stat includes only occupants of vehicles with seat belts
2024 Missouri Crash Statistics
Fatalities
350
Not Wearing Seat Belt
67%
As of 6/9/2024
*Seat belt stat includes only occupants of vehicles with seat belts
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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

May Spotlight: The Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Advisory Council (LETSAC)

The Law Enforcement Traffic Safety Advisory Council (LETSAC) was established after Governor Hearnes created the Missouri Division of Highway Safety by executive order on August 22, 1969 resulting from the Highway Safety Act of 1966. Shortly thereafter, he created the "Police Traffic Services Committee". The first meeting of this committee was held on October 12, 1971. On March 13, 1974, the committee was replaced with the "Missouri Division of Highway Safety Police Traffic Service Advisory Council". In 1990, the name was changed to "LETSAC" to better include all law enforcement and not just police.


OUR PURPOSE
The purpose of LETSAC is to provide recommendations, direction, guidance, and information/training to the law enforcement community in the State of Missouri. This may include implementation of priorities of the Highway Safety Act, as requested by the Assistant to the State Highway Safety and Traffic Engineer of the Missouri Department of Transportation, the Department of Public Safety, and other agencies as requested.


ACTIVITIES
Annually, LETSAC holds a conference with upwards of 300 law enforcement officers and other traffic safety professionals committed to reducing fatalities and serious injury crashes on Missouri roadways. The conferences bring nationally renowned speakers to share strategies that work to remove impaired drivers from our roadways, investigate crashes and incidents, share stories of hope from survivors of human trafficking and serious crashes, and share strategies to improve enforcement activities.


The LETSAC Conference also recognizes the Officers of the Year for local, county, and state agencies that reflect a commitment to traffic safety in the areas of traffic enforcement, criminal enforcement, and public service and education programs. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) People Saving People Award for Missouri is also presented at the conference to those in public safety and/or from the general public who have innovative ideas and activities related to public awareness and involvement in safety programs, initiating ideas and campaigns that target local communities, and being a driving force in legislation. Officers who have had 100 or more DWI arrests are also recognized at the conference.


The LETSAC Conference is supported through grant funding from the MoDOT Highway Safety and Traffic Division for delegate participation, training hours, and other conference activities.
LETSAC also provides support for regional trainings, the most recent related to the Fentanyl crisis in our communities and how to respond as law enforcement traffic safety experts.