New State Highway Map Now Available
The new 2007-2008 state highway map is now available. The new map is 12 percent larger than previous maps, so the type is bigger and easier to read. Available free of charge, the map charts Missouri’s 32,000-mile highway system, as well as major rivers, lakes, forests and state parks and historic sites. New Map
New TV/Radio Campaign Features MoDOT Worker Killed in Work Zone
In a sobering reminder of the tragic consequences of reckless driving, a new TV and radio campaign features a MoDOT worker at the scene of a fatal crash asking motorists to drive safely in highway work zones. Just a week later he was killed on the job in another roadside crash. New Campaign
MoDOT Issues Annual Report to Legislature
Improved roads and innovative projects, including a plan to replace 800 of the state's worst bridges in five years, were among the highlights of MoDOT's annual report delivered to lawmakers Nov. 6. Annual Report
Changing Safety Belt Law Will Save Lives
MoDOT and its safety partners will make changing Missouri’s safety belt law to allow for primary enforcement its top legislative priority for the 2007 session. Under the current law, law enforcement can only cite drivers for failing to wear their safety belts when they are stopped for some other traffic offense. PSB
Don’t Be a Turkey - Buckle Up This Thanksgiving
Only turkeys don’t buckle up for Thanksgiving travel. MoDOT urges everyone before they head out on the road this holiday to take a moment and buckle up. And, if you drive a pickup truck – this especially means you. Buckle Up
Designate a Driver This Holiday Season
Holidays mean getting together with family and friends to celebrate. It’s important to remember to drink responsibly and designate a sober driver before you travel, because a tragic crash or impaired driving arrest would definitely ruin the holiday season. Holidays
Amtrak Offers Half-Off Fares
Beginning Dec. 1, Amtrak will be offering 50 percent off companion fares for central Missouri including Kansas City, St. Louis, Kirkwood, Washington, Hermann, Jefferson City, Sedalia, Warrensburg, Lee's Summit and Independence. Call 1-800 USA RAIL for more information or to purchase tickets. Or visit www.amtrak.com.
Safety Belt Info Available Online
A new web page offers valuable information about how safety belts can save lives in Missouri. Approximately 7,000 lives have been lost in the past six years on Missouri roadways, and many of them due to non safety-belt usage. A primary safety belt law would help reduce those numbers. Find out how you can help. Safety Belts
Sites Help with Holiday Travel
Before you set out this holiday season, remember to check MoDOT's Web site for helpful travel information. You can check out specific traffic information in Kansas City, St. Louis and Springfield with our Intelligent Transportation Systems. You can also check out the road conditions statewide on our road conditions map.
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