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DO YOUR PART TO MAKE MISSOURI'S ROADS SAFER!

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. Every trip, every time! 

Accept the challenge and challenge a friend, relative or members of your community to buckle their seat belts and put their phones down while driving.

Governor Parson has officially declared Oct. 19, 2018 to be Buckle Up Phone Down Day. View the proclamation here.

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BUPD Day

October 19 is Buckle Up Phone Down Day. This year events and activities were put on across the state.

Businesses on Missouri Blvd. in Jefferson City got in the BUPD spirit by showing their support on their marquees.

Mayors from the cities of Hannibal, Shelbina and LaPlata got together to accept the challenge and challenge other Missouri cities.

Take the Buckle Up Phone Down challenge and post your photo on Facebook with your right thumb up and your left thumb down using this BUPD Facebook frame:
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In 2016, 947 people were killed in Missouri traffic crashes – 688 were vehicle drivers and passengers, with 62% being unbuckled.  Ninety-four percent of crashes are caused by some form of human error.


Right now, Missouri has a “no texting” law for drivers age 21 years and under. But we are challenging all drivers to honor that ban no matter what their age. Reported crashes involving cell phones rose 11 percent in 2016. When a driver is texting and driving they are 23 times more likely to be in a critical incident.


With stats like that it’s time for businesses, communities, government agencies and individuals to accept the challenge.

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The Lutheran High North Crusaders have taken the Buckle Up Phone Down challenge and are challenging other area schools to do the same.

Students from Blue Jay Journal TV at Washington High School show their support for the Buckle Up Phone Down challenge and challenge other organizations and schools.

The Lee Summit North Bronco Marching Band accepts the challenge and challenges other area marching bands to do the same.

The Lee Summit North Broncos Football Team accepts the challenge and challenges other area schools.

The Rock Bridge Bruins accept the challenge and challenge some areas rivals.

The Worth County Tigers show their support and accept the challenge and challenge the other teams in their jamboree.

The Sikeston Bulldogs accept the challenge and challenge a few of their rivals.

The Jefferson City Jays Football
Team shows their commitment to safety and challenges other area schools.

KC Wolf, the moscot for the Kansas City Chiefs, gets into the BUPD spirit.

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