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BUPD gains national attention!
MoDOT's BUPD campaign is being recognized nationally for its success in saving lives on Missouri highways, with other states joining the cause and adopting the safety program as their own.

The National Association of Development Organizations gave the Buckle Up Phone Down endeavor an Excellence in Regional Transportation Award, which recognizes noteworthy projects and practices that help meet regional needs through various program areas, including safety.

Three other states--Wisconsin, Nebraska and Kentucky--are actively promoting the BUPD movement, while 11 states have expressed interest in taking up the cause and spreading the message.

Positive results of the campaign include heightened awareness of distractions and increased seat belt use. Those results have been achieved even though Missouri has no primary seat belt law. Read more.

Unfortunately, traffic deaths on Missouri highways so far in 2020 are on the rise when compared to last year.

As of August 9, 582 fatalities have occurred, and 68% of those were unbuckled. That’s up from 500 deaths in 2019, and 60% unbuckled compared to the same time last year.
 
These trends make the BUPD program more important than ever.

Transportation is _____? Patrick's story
MoDOT Director Patrick McKenna discusses the importance of safety in this 30-second video from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Watch video. For examples on how states are improving safety for people, click here.
Team selected for Bootheel Bridge Bundle
Southeast Missouri travelers can soon expect to see more than 15 bridge improvement projects. On Wednesday, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission voted to select the Robertson Contractors Team, headquartered in Poplar Bluff, to design and construct the $21.3 million Bootheel Bridge Bundle Project. Read more.
Join the MoDOT team
MoDOT is hiring individuals interested in a career to keep Missouri moving this winter and beyond. Several full-time maintenance and emergency maintenance equipment operator positions are open across the state ranging from $14.10 to $16.90 per hour. Read more.
More than a memory
Distracted driving is a major factor in work zone crashes. Your actions behind the wheel can prevent a needless tragedy. Unfortunately, we’ve had 38 truck/trailer-mounted attenuators hit in work zones across the state so far this year. Please BUPD and pay attention. Watch video.
This day in transportation history
August 13, 1983 - The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Authority moved closer to becoming a reality when voters approved creating this public transportation system. DART became Texas’ first rail mass transit network. It is also the largest light rail operator in the United States. Photo by Wikipedia.

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 13,267 who have taken the pledge so far.
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