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100 Deadliest Days of Summer
The "100 Deadliest Days of Summer" are designated as the days between Memorial Day and Labor Day. These days cover the summer travel season and are historically a deadly time on our nation's roadways.

Preliminary reports show that during last year's "100 Deadliest Days of Summer," there were 368 fatalities and 1,722 serious injuries on Missouri roadways.

As MoDOT continues to work toward their goal of zero roadway fatalities, they urge all who travel in and around the Show-Me State this summer to buckle up, put the cellphone down, slow down and never drive while impaired. Whether driving through a work zone, sharing the road with motorcyclists or cruising around city streets with pedestrians in the area, slowing down and paying attention can help save lives.

MoDOT also wants to remind motorists to never leave a child or pet alone in a car. When temperatures are warm, cars quickly get hot inside and heatstroke can happen fast!

Travel safely this summer, and know before you go! Check MoDOT's Traveler Information Map to be prepared for what work zones you might encounter.

With these simple actions, you can help ensure everyone gets home safely at the end of each day.
MoDOT seeks public input
The Missouri Department of Transportation is hosting a virtual open house on passenger rail as part of the development of the 2021 State Freight and Rail Plan. The content will be live through June 16, 2021 and accessible via the MoDOT webpage. Learn more.
Buckle up - every trip, every time
MoDOT wants to remind motorists of the importance of wearing a seat belt. Preliminary data indicates that 428 individuals killed in Missouri traffic crashes in 2020 were not wearing their seat belt - the highest number of unbuckled fatalities during the last five years. Learn more.
Pedestrian Safety Awareness
At some point in the day, everyone is a pedestrian. Drivers - look up and pay attention for pedestrians. Pedestrians - stop, listen and watch for cars. We all play a part in helping everyone get home safely, and every step counts! Learn more.
Today in transportation history
June 3, 1928 - Toledo Municipal Airport opened in Ohio, fully integrating the city into the world of aviation. At the opening ceremony, 14-year-old Nan Jackson, daughter of Mayor William Jackson, christened a National Air Transport plane named "Miss Toledo." Photo by AASHTO.
Fatality update
Statewide fatality totals as reported on the Missouri State Highway Patrol website as of May 30, 2021
2021 totals - 338 / 2018 totals - 345
2020 totals - 324 / 2017 totals - 339
2019 totals - 286 / 2016 totals - 339

Take the challenge
When you get into any vehicle, buckle up your seat belt. If you are a driver, put the cellphone down. Join the 14,049 who have taken the pledge so far.

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