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State employees celebrate anniversary of GI Bill
The Servicemen's Readjustment Act of 1944, also known as the GI Bill, was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans. To help celebrate the 75th anniversary of what has come to be known as the GI Bill , MoDOT employees, along with other state employees who've benefitted from the bill, shared their stories. These videos are part of a statewide social media campaign called #myGIBillstory.  

The first video to roll out was MoDOT's Senior Inclusion and Diversity Specialist Beckie Brietzke, who talked about her experience with the GI Bill and how it helped her to accomplish her academic goals. 

More videos have been posted, including several from MoDOT employees. Check them out here -  #myGIBillstory and  @MOVetsComm.
Road construction limited for July 4th holiday
MoDOT will limit road construction on the Fourth of July holiday to accommodate an anticipated record number of motorists on the highways. Lane and bridge closures already in place around the state will remain during the holiday and subsequent weekend. Read more .
If you feel different, you drive different
The Fourth of July is one of the deadliest holidays due to substance-impaired driving crashes. Alcohol, illegal drugs and even over-the-counter drugs cause impairment. Local law enforcement will be out in full force July 3-7 with increased efforts to seek impaired drivers. Read more .
Look before you lock
Most parents who leave their children behind in a locked car simply forgot. In most of these tragedies, parents became distracted by work issues or other parts of their daily routine. Read more, including safety tips .
This day in transportation history
July 3, 1945 - The first flight of the Northrop F-15 Reporter, an unarmed photographic reconnaissance aircraft, took place with Northrop Corporation test pilot L.A. “Slim” Parrett at the controls. After the start of the Korean War in 1950, these planes proved vital to the U.S. military by obtaining aerial photographs of North Korea.
Fatality update

If you are attending an event this holiday weekend, make sure you think first about a safe and sober ride home. 

Driving Impaired Affects Lives.
Statewide Fatality Totals  
as reported on the  
Missouri State Highway Patrol  
website as of a June 30,2019:  

2019 Totals as of 6-30-19 - 351
2018 Totals as of 6-30-18 - 385
2017 Totals as of 6-30-17 - 421
2016 Totals as of 6-30-16 - 425
2015 Totals as of 6-30-15 - 426
2014 Totals as of 6-30-14 - 369

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 7,959 individuals and 456 businesses who have joined the movement so far.

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