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
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...
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...