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 - A Partnership Toward Zero Deaths - 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. 

Commercial Motor Vehicle Awareness- Aug. 3-31

Commercial motor vehicles are an important part of our nation’s economy and have a large presence on Missouri's highways. They weigh 80,000 pounds and carry the products we need. All drivers need to practice safe driving and share the road with large trucks and buses.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over- Aug. 21-Sept. 7

Lives are changed in mere seconds by bad decisions. This is real life. Don't drive impaired. Please.

Child Passenger Safety Week Sept. 20-26

Many parents are unaware of the importance of proper use and installation of child passenger safety restraints and related laws.  Through a media campaign (together with law enforcement) the public will be educated about or made aware of the issues.  

Speed Awareness- Oct. 10-18

According to NHTSA, a crash on a road with a speed limit of 65 mph or greater is more than twice as likely to result in a fatality than a crash on a road with a speed limit of 45 or 50 mph and nearly five times as likely as a crash on a road with a speed limit of 40 mph or below.

Slow Moving Vehicles Awareness (Farm Safety)- Oct. 1-31

This fall, the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists to be on the lookout for slow-moving farm vehicles. Please remember that farmers are just doing their jobs when moving equipment from field to field. 

Buckle Up Phone Down

When a driver is texting and driving they are 23 times more likely to be in a critical incident (source: VA Tech). Accept the challenge to buckle up and put the phone down, every time you drive.

Missouri Coalition For Roadway Safety News

  • Respect the Load. Share the Road.

    07/27/2020

    JEFFERSON CITY – Beginning August 3, a statewide awareness campaign will remind Missouri motorists to drive safely around big trucks and buses. In turn, commercial motor vehicle drivers will be reminded to obey traffic laws, use their seat belts...

  • Celebrate Responsibly This Holiday Weekend

    06/29/2020

    JEFFERSON CITY – After months of quarantine, the Fourth of July will find many hitting the road for some holiday weekend fun. While noted as one of the busiest summer holidays, it’s also one of the deadliest due to increased travel and substance...

2019 Missouri Crash Statistics
Fatalities
880
Not Wearing Seat Belt
64%
As of 12/31/2019
*Seat belt stat includes only occupants of vehicles with seat belts
2020 Missouri Crash Statistics
Fatalities YTD
552
Not Wearing Seat Belt
69%
As of 8/2/2020
*Seat belt stat includes only occupants of vehicles with seat belts

Upcoming Events

Back to School Safety Month

August 1– 31, 2020

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

August 21 - September 7, 2020

Child Passenger Safety Week

September 20-26, 2020