MoDOT and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety are challenging Missouri businesses and private individuals to buckle up and put their phones down.
The Buckle Up/Phone Down campaign is tackling the two most impactful actions a driver can take to prevent crashes -- or survive if one occurs.
First, drivers can put their phones down when they slide behind the wheel. Next, people can buckle up each and every time they get in a vehicle.
The hope is to get private industry to openly support employee safety, either through internal safety campaigns or actually changing policy banning cellphone use in company vehicles and making safety belts mandatory. MoDOT has already taken both these steps throughout our organization with a mandatory safety belt policy, which has been in place for years and more recently banning all cellphone use, including voice, in vehicles and equipment.
Statistics show that these two policy changes could have an impact on both incidents and highway fatalities.
So click on the website and take the challenge -
, and display your business or agencies logo on the Wall of Fame to show your support.