January 18, 2018
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Buckle Up - Phone Down
A safety challenge that can make a difference

Join the 2,114 people (292 of whom represent businesses) who have taken the pledge so far at  Buckle Up - Phone Down

 The challenge is simple: when you get into any vehicle, buckle up your safety belt. If you are a driver, put the cellphone down. Turn it off if you have to.

Sign up yourself and challenge those you know at home, work, school or in your community to join you in buckling up and putting your phone down, every time you drive! 

Keep your eyes open for upcoming outreach efforts that will educate motorists on these important issues. Current Missouri law regarding cell phone usage only pertains to drivers age 21 and younger, and seat belt usage is a secondary law. Legislation is proposed that will strengthen these laws and help keep you and your loved ones safer on Missouri's roadways.

Please consider contacting your legislators about these important issues.

For more information, please visit https://savemolives.com/Buckle-Up-Phone-Down.
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Fatality Update

Did you know... 
between 2014-2016, 81 percent of commercial motor vehicle involved crashes took place between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. 

Statewide Fatality Totals as reported on the Missouri State Highway Patrol website  as of
Jan. 14, 2018:

2018 Totals as of 1-14-18 - 34
2017 Totals as of 1-14-17 - 31
2016 Totals as of 1-14-16 - 29
2015 Totals as of 1-14-15 - 34
2014 Totals as of 1-14-14 - 19
2013 Totals as of 1-14-13 - 19

Have you Seen This?
This day in transportation history

Jan. 18, 1957 - The first nonstop around-the-world flight was completed when three B-52Bs, led by Lucky Lady III, landed at May Air Force Base in California. The jets, with the help of a few in-flight refuelings, managed to circle the globe in 45 hours and 19 minutes.
Did You Know This?

MoDOT keeps billions of pounds of waste out of landfills

When you think of environmentally friendly practices, building roads and bridges might not come to mind. Yet MoDOT strives every day to protect, conserve, restore and enhance our natural resource while dealing with the challenges of planning, designing, building, maintaining and operating a complex transportation infrastructure. 

Total pounds of materials recycled or kept from landfills:
  • 23,670 tons recycled internally including aluminum, scrap tires, scrap metal, motor oil/antifreeze and florescent light bulbs
  • 366,200 tons of shingles
Pounds of industrial waste from mines:
  • 975,630 tons of mine chat
Pounds of shingles and tires:
  • 366,200 tons of shingles
  • 9,130 tons of ground tire rubber used in construction projects
Pounds of reclaimed material from construction projects:
  • 5,332,190 tons (449,740 tons reclaimed concrete; 239,420 tons Hot-In-Place recycled asphalt, 111,300 tons full-depth reclamation asphalt, 4,531,730 tons of recycled asphaltic pavement)

Pounds of waste from construction projects recycled:
  • 102,000 tons (50,000 tons of steel and aluminum; 52,000 tons of timber)
Dollars saved on resurfacing projects by using asphalt shingles:
  • $45,178,520 has been saved in binder replacement from shingles and $3,275,870 in aggregate savings from using shingles in asphalt pavement
Number of contractors using recycled asphalt shingles: 17

Projects where green work is being done?
 Almost every MoDOT project has some form of "green work" whether it is recycled asphaltic pavement (RAP) or recycled asphaltic shingles (RAS) used in an asphalt resurfacing project, or fly ash used in a concrete mix, or even using trees from a project for erosion control.

Based on 2010-2016 data
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