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. 

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.  

Highway Safety and Traffic Blueprint Conference

This year’s conference will be 100% virtual. We are excited to unveil the state’s new strategic highway safety plan, Show-Me Zero, and share how all Missourians can get involved in driving Missouri toward safer roads. The conference will feature discussion from both local and national experts on a variety of topics including speed, seat belts, dist...

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

The 4th Annual Buckle Up Phone Down Day is Friday, October 16. Get involved by accepting the challenge and encouraging others to do the same. Simply adopting these two simple commitments can make an immediate impact on our roadways. Visit the BUPD site for more resources and information. 

Missouri Coalition For Roadway Safety News

  • National Child Passenger Safety Week is Sept. 20-26

    09/14/2020

    JEFFERSON CITY – Is your child in an appropriate car seat? The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to ensure all caregivers of young children know the importance of buckling children in an appropriate child restraint.

    In 2019, 13 children...

  • MoDOT Advisory: Be Alert for Back-to-School Traffic

    08/19/2020

    JEFFERSON CITY – With school districts starting at different times, and with the possible modification of school schedules due to COVID-19 precautions, drivers are urged to be extra vigilant as students begin returning to class. Motorists are urged...

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
698
Not Wearing Seat Belt
68%
As of 9/20/2020
*Seat belt stat includes only occupants of vehicles with seat belts

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