“Drive to Zero Highway Deaths”–Reducing Fatal Missouri Car Crashes
Posted on December 22nd, 2015 by Zane Cagle
According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, there were 1,159 traffic crashes during the 102-hour Christmas counting period in 2014. In those crashes 14 people were killed and another 388 were injured.
Someone was killed or injured every 15 minutes last year. As an individual driver, each of us can contribute to the overall safety of the roadways by driving responsibly and safely.
This year’s holiday traffic crash counting period is 78 hours in length–it begins at 6 p.m. on Thursday, December 24, and ends at 11:59 p.m on Sunday, December 27, 2015.
Drive to Zero Highway Deaths
“Drive to Zero Highway Deaths” is a initiative by the Missouri State Highway Patrol to reduce the number of fatal motor vehicle crashes. Troopers encourage drivers to be courteous drivers and when in doubt, yield the right-of-way. Drivers should stay alert, obey traffic laws, make sure everyone in the vehicle is properly restrained and Never drink and drive. Missourians can help further by reporting dangerous drivers to the Patrol’s Emergency Report Live at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on your cell phone.
Tips for Holiday Road Travel:
- Check to make sure your vehicle is in good working order,
- Check the weather forecast and plan accordingly. The Road Condition Report number is 1-888-275-6636,
- Allow extra time to reach your destination as traffic may be congested,
- Obey all traffic signs and rules,
- If faced with an emergency, motorists can contact the Missouri State Highway Patrol at 1-800-525-5555 or *55 on your cellular phone.
- If you car breaks down on a busy interstate and highway, you should call 911 or *55 as disabled cars can quickly become a traffic hazard.
- Approximately 63 percent of Missouri fatal crash victims who are required to wear seatbelts are NOT wearing them at the time of the crash.
Motor Vehicle Crashes
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