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. 

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.

BUPD High School Showdown Registration

Register your school to compete in the 2023 Buckle Up Phone Down High School Showdown!   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 t...

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...

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...

Missouri Coalition For Roadway Safety News

  • 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
990
Not Wearing Seat Belt
63%
As of 12/31/2023 (Preliminary)
*Seat belt stat includes only occupants of vehicles with seat belts
2024 Missouri Crash Statistics
Fatalities
90
Not Wearing Seat Belt
76%
As of 2/18/2024
*Seat belt stat includes only occupants of vehicles with seat belts
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PROGRAM SPOTLIGHT

February Spotlight: Keys to Independence Missouri

Keys to Independence (K2I) is a unique program committed to helping Florida youth experiencing foster care and/or homelessness obtain their driver’s permit and license. Since 2014, K2I, has been managed statewide by Embrace Families, a non-profit agency based in Central Florida, who prioritizes independent living initiatives that promote normalcy and lead to successful transitions to adulthood for the young people they serve.
Now, Keys to Independence has expanded its reach to Missouri to establish a similar program. The State of Missouri recognizes that a young adult cannot be fully independent without a driver’s license. Having a license is particularly important for youth without a traditional family support network as it enables him or her to have a job, go to school, engage socially, and contribute to their community.
Keys to Independence MO creates opportunities and removes barriers to driving by financially supporting the cost of driving lessons for youth in out-of-home care.
Our team will coordinate with enrolled youth, case managers, caregivers, and any other youth supports, to identify driving school options in their local area so they can receive behind the wheel education to be safe, confident drivers.
Together, we will help Missouri’s youth experiencing foster care, obtain their keys to independence!

 

Beginning mid-February 2024:
Complete application online at
www.keystoindependencemo.com
Notified of approval within 14 days
Program Coordinator works with youth/caregiver to identify most appropriate driving school from our network of providers.
Youth/Caregiver completes application for driving school.
Keys to Independence MO works directly with driving school to pay all invoices for youth.
Youth/Caregiver schedules lessons directly with identified driving school.

 

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