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

  • MoDOT, BUPD Selected for National Effort toward Safer Roads


    JEFFERSON CITY – The Missouri Department of Transportation has partnered with the U.S. Department of Transportation on a new, comprehensive approach to reversing the rise in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on the nation’s highways, roads and...

  • Human Trafficking continues to plague Missouri travel corridors


    JEFFERSON CITY—January is National Human Trafficking Prevention Month, marking the anniversary of the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act of 2000. The Missouri Department of Transportation has joined forces with the Missouri State...

2022 Missouri Crash Statistics
Not Wearing Seat Belt
As of 12/31/2022 (Preliminary)
*Seat belt stat includes only occupants of vehicles with seat belts
2023 Missouri Crash Statistics
Not Wearing Seat Belt
As of 3/26/2023
*Seat belt stat includes only occupants of vehicles with seat belts
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March Safety Spotlight - Farm Safety  

As Highway Safety advocates, it is not only our responsibility to educate the public on the importance of wearing a seat belt for every trip, not driving distracted or impaired, wearing your motorcycle helmet, and to not speed, it is also our duty to educate the public on slow moving vehicles, as they are of vital importance to our food supply.  In 2018, the existing, but not active Farm Safety Committee reconvened with new vigor and new members, to showcase, emphasize and educate the public on multiple safety issues facing farmers today.  Topics that are addressed include but are not limited to; State Fair education, rural health care for farmers, farmer suicide prevention, grain bin safety, rollover safety and highway safety.  In the beginning, Coalition funding was awarded to sponsor a small media campaign that focused on spring planting and fall harvest, and is geared to educate and remind the public what to do when encountering slow moving vehicles on the roadway.  This campaign has blossomed into a much larger media push that has the capacity to reach many more drivers.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s20p8K7TR78  According to Farm Bureau, the average farmer feeds 166 people, so losing a farmer in any circumstance can be devastating to the community.  Our goal with Show-Me Farm Safety is to provide educational resources, tips and safety plans to producers and their families on and off the farm.  To view other Farm Safety media messaging, please visit Slow Moving Farm Vehicle Awareness | Missouri Department of Transportation (savemolives.com).  To get further information on Farm Safety, please visit Welcome to Show-Me Farm Safety - Show-Me Farm Safety (mo.gov).


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