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Missouri Saving Lives - New Goal Announced for Traffic Fatality Reductions

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety recently announced its new Blueprint to Arrive Alive. By 2012, the coalition's goal is to reduce traffic crash fatalities in Missouri to 850 or less. The last time Missouri recorded less than 850 fatalities was 1949. Goal

Highway Signs to Pay Tribute to Veterans

In honor of Veterans Day on Nov. 11, MoDOT is using the message boards along state interstates to recognize those who have served our country in the armed forces. Veterans

Survey Shows Buckling Up is Still Not Clicking with Lots of Missourians

Buckle up and arrive alive! The concept seems simple enough, but nearly one quarter of Missourians still are NOT making it click according to the 2008 statewide seat belt survey conducted in June, which showed that 75.8 percent of Missourians are wearing their seat belts. Buckle  

Respect, Honor and Remember

Since 1946, 127 MoDOT employees have been killed in the line of duty and plans are under way to create a statewide memorial just to the west of MoDOT’s Central Office, near the capitol in Jefferson City to honor all of these men and women. Organizers of the project hope to collect funds and have a design developed for unveiling in April of 2009.

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Stay Safe Over the Holidays

Holiday gatherings will begin soon with the Thanksgiving turkey and continue through December. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to make sure you’re around to enjoy your time with family and friends by driving sober throughout the season. Thanks

Winter Weather Quickly Approaching

Even with the recent Indian summer, MoDOT staff has been busily preparing for the winter weather that's right around the corner. Motorists can check the department's Web site for the latest road conditions and get valuable information about preparing for winter weather. Snow


Five Things to Tell Your Neighbor About E-updates

E-update is MoDOT’s online e-mail subscription program. Here are five things you can tell your family, friends and neighbors about this great resource:

  1. It provides you information on the most current transportation issues;
  2. Information is sent instantaneously; 
  3. You can subscribe by county, route or district;
  4. You’ll receive work zone information, flood reports, alerts for incidents on major routes, public meeting notices and updates on specific projects; and
  5. It’s free!

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MoDOT Making Widgets

MoDOT is making widgets. Once a common economics term to describe hypothetical products, widgets are now a staple in the Internet world. They allow Web users to get information delivered directly to their computers, Web sites, blog pages or personal Internet pages, such as Facebook and MySpace. Widgets

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