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MoDOT Working to Get Flooded Routes Open

Motorists in northwest Missouri may be traveling a little easier in the coming weeks as MoDOT works on the next steps to get flooded roads open as quickly as possible. Flood Repairs

Missouri Seat Belt Use Up - But Still A Primary Problem

Seat belts save lives. A recent survey of Missouri motorists show that more Missourians are getting that message. However, a full 21 percent of the general public and 33 percent of teens don't wear their seat belts. Seat Belts

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Booster Seats, Car Seats Save Kids

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, three out of four safety seats are improperly installed.  During Child Passenger Safety Week, Sept. 18-24, parents and other caregivers across Missouri can have certified child passenger safety technicians inspect their car seats and provide hands-on advice free of charge. Child Passengers

High School Buckle-Up Challenge Gets Groovin'

Battle of the Belt, a high school seat belt challenge, will be groovin' this year thanks to incentives provided by Ford Driving Skills for Life.  Through a grant provided by the Governors Highway Safety Association, Ford Driving Skills for Life donated $20,000 worth of iTunes cards to be used as rewards for schools that sign up to be part of the challenge.  Battle of the Belt

Missouri HEAT is On

Summer is a hot time for travel, which unfortunately brings an increase in traffic-related accidents and fatalities. For the past three summers, Missouri law enforcement has turned up the HEAT with High Enforcement Action Teams on Missouri roads to make travel safer.  Heat is On

To the Point

Show Me My Buzz

Drinking and driving is never a smart choice, and now MoDOT has an app for that. Listen as MoDOT's Assistant Chief Engineer Don Hillis gets "To the Point" about the new Show Me My Buzz app that allows users to calculate their estimated blood alcohol concentration and make smart choices about designating a sober chauffeur. To the Point

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It's National Truck Driver Appreciation Week - Thank a Trucker!

Look around. Really. Turn away from the screen for a minute and look around the room. Chances are, the vast majority of items you see were hauled by truck at some point. Flooring, concrete, mail, paint, furniture, light bulbs, clothing, chairs, pens and snacks – it sat behind a truck driver.  Trucker

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Safest Driving Cities

Springfield, Mo., is one of the safest cities in the nation for drivers.  The Allstate Insurance Company released its 7th annual Allstate America's Best Drivers Report. It ranks the nation's 200 largest cities in terms of car collision frequency to identify which cities have the safest drivers.  Springfield

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