During the last decade, the Missouri Department of Transportation has deployed innovative safety measures that have saved an estimated total of 488 lives on state roads.
MoDOT has carefully used its resources to add steel guard cables between parallel highways, dramatically decreasing deadly head-on crashes. These cables along and between highways across the state are credited with saving 374 lives since 2007.
MoDOT’s 21st Century safety features adding six-inch-wide stripes and rumble strips, paved highway shoulders, smoother pavements and brighter signs. An estimated 80 lives have been saved from these improvements, according to agency research. J-turns have been installed along highways to help motorists safely change directions – a feature credited with saving 17 lives since 2007.
The trends show Missouri is on the right track in cutting highway deaths, but much more needs to be done to ensure safe driving and protecting motorists and their families.
Prop D will provide the funding necessary to expand these safety innovations across the state. Watch this MoDOT video to learn more about how Missouri is working to eliminate traffic deaths in our state.
Reaching Zero Deaths
Watch this video to learn more about how Missouri is working to eliminate traffic deaths in our state.