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A survivor's cautionary plea about driving through flood waters
Kate Dougherty attempted to drive her shiny white SUV across a road flooded by the swollen waters of the Fabius River in northeast Missouri. In a self-shot Facebook video, she calls the experience a combination of mortification and embarrassment. Though she survived, Dougherty realized she had put her life in danger. And she totaled the car she had purchased just two months ago.

“It was scary,” Dougherty said. “It wasn’t like a ton of fun to sit on the top of my vehicle for 45 minutes today (and) it was a little bit embarrassing to suddenly see the Marion County Sheriff show up.” Read more.
Public comment period opens on STIP
The draft 2020-2024 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program focuses on taking care of the state’s existing transportation system and includes the replacement of 45 bridges that were included in the “Focus on Bridges” program introduced by Gov. Mike Parson and approved by the Missouri General Assembly.  Read more.
Don't miss what matters
Whether driving a vehicle, walking or biking, keep your head up and be alert – you don’t want to miss what matters. A week-long campaign June 10-16 will focus on pedestrian safety. The education campaign will be geared toward pedestrians and drivers alike. Read more.
Run for the Wall
On May 20, more than 450 motorcyclists and their passengers traveled through Missouri together as they headed from Ontario, California to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. to raise awareness for veterans’ issues. Read more .
Disaster distress helpline
Missouri is a national leader in disaster response. Agencies are responding to a variety of needs. If you, your family, friends or colleagues are experiencing disaster strain and stress, reach out. Call the helpline 24/7/365 at 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. Learn more.
Hockey fans reminded to BUPD
As hockey fans cheer on the St. Louis Blues in the Stanley Cup, Blues mascot Louie wants to remind motorists to buckle up and put your phone down when driving. Go Blues and BUPD! Watch the video.
This day in transportation history
June 6, 1908 - Construction began on the Long Island Motor Parkway, a private toll road covering 48 miles from the New York City borough of Queens to the Long Island hamlet of Lake Ronkonkoma. It is widely considered to be the world’s first superhighway.
Fatality update
Did you know… 94% of crashes are caused by some form of human error. Always give your full attention to the road when you’re behind the wheel – Buckle Up Phone Down!

Nearly 9 in 10 people engage
in smartphone activity
while driving (AT&T).
#BUPD
Statewide Fatality Totals  
as reported on the  
Missouri State Highway Patrol  
website as of a June 2,2019:  

2019 Totals as of 6-2-19 - 297
2018 Totals as of 6-2-18 - 356
2017 Totals as of 6-2-17 - 345
2016 Totals as of 6-2-16 - 345
2015 Totals as of 6-2-15 - 308
2014 Totals as of 6-2-14 - 291

Take the challenge
When you get into any vehicle, buckle up your seat belt. If you are a driver, put the cell phone down. Join the 7,464 individuals and 454 businesses who have joined the movement so far.

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P.O. Box 270 Jefferson City, MO 65102-0270