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. 

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...

DON'T WAIT UNTIL IT'S TOO LATE

Check for your vehicle on the safety recall list. NHTSA issues vehicle safety standards and requires manufacturers to recall vehicles and equipment's that have safety-related defects.

Slow Moving Farm Vehicle Spring Awareness Campaign

April 12 - May 13, 2021 This spring, 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. It’s important that we be patient and drive carefully around farm vehicles.

Work Zone Awareness Week

April 26- 30, 2021 Warmer weather equals the start of a busy season of construction and maintenance work on Missouri’s roads and bridges. The Missouri Department of Transportation reminds motorists of the importance of driving safely through work zones. 

420 Drug-Impaired Driving Enforcement Campaign

April 16-21, 2021 The sobering fact is that drug-impaired driving contributed to 10% of all 2019 Missouri traffic fatalities. Preliminary data for 2020 indicates 86 people were killed and 178 seriously injured in crashes that involved at least one drug-impaired driver. 

Click it or Ticket Enforcement Campaign May 24 – June 6, 2021

Six out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic crashes are unbuckled. Even with all of the advancements in automobile safety and education on the importance of seat belt use, Missouri’s seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the last six years and consistently below the national average.  Missouri has a 87.7 percent selt belt use, whic...

Youth Alcohol Enforcement Campaign April 30 – May 9, 2021

The legal drinking age is 21. Any person under 21 caught with even a trace of alcohol will have their license suspended.

Motorcycle Awareness Campaign May 1 – September 6, 2021

Like non-motorized road users, motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable in the event of a crash and generally have less protection than occupants of vehicles. In 2019, there were 121 motorcyclist fatalities on Missouri roadways, accounting for 15% of all traffic fatalities in the state. 

Missouri Coalition For Roadway Safety News

  • Don't Let Bad Decisions Define You

    04/12/2021

    JEFFERSON CITY, MO – April 20, also referred to as 420 by cannabis enthusiasts as code for smoking marijuana, has quickly spread as a celebratory day across the country. While cannabis is now legalized for recreational use in many states and...

  • Show-Me Zero Traffic Fatalities

    04/05/2021

    JEFFERSON CITY – A rise in speeding and other reckless driving behaviors continues to be a disturbing trend in 2021. During the first quarter of the year, there were 176 fatalities in Missouri as a result of traffic crashes. Though down slightly from...

2019 Missouri Crash Statistics
Fatalities
881
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
990
Not Wearing Seat Belt
67%
As of 12/31/2020
*Seat belt stat includes only occupants of vehicles with seat belts
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Upcoming Events

Work Zone Awareness Week

April 26-30, 2021

Youth Alcohol Awareness Campaign

April 30- May 9, 2021

Click It Or Ticket Campaign

May 24 - June 6, 2021