HANNIBAL – The NE Coalition for Roadway Safety will hold its quarterly meeting on Thursday, September 29, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. virtually.  The executive committee of the Coalition will provide updates on specific areas, and anyone interested in helping to reduce fatalities on Missouri roads is encouraged to attend.

“Now that schools are back in session and in-person events have opened up, we have a lot of opportunities to interact not only with young drivers, but also with businesses, enforcement and health care agencies as we gear up for BUPD Day on Friday, October 21st,” explained NE Coalition Facilitator Marisa Ellison.  BUPD is an acronym for buckle up phone down, a MoDOT campaign that supports safe driving.  “We have several partners in law enforcement, emergency management services, schools and health care who work together to continue efforts to promote safe driving, yet we still have a very tragic statistic in that 90% of those killed on roads in northeast Missouri were not wearing a seat belt, compared to 60% statewide,” she continued.

The Coalition will review Missouri’s highway safety strategic plan titled “Show-Me Zero,” and evaluate their plan for northeast Missouri drivers and residents, as well as finalize the BUPD Day plan for the region.  Questions about the meeting can be directed to Ellison at marisa.ellison@modot.mo.gov.

Information about the Coalition for Roadway Safety can be found at savemolives.com. Those interested in attending can connect using the following:

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