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!
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In 2018, Missouri exceeded 900 traffic fatalities for the third year in a row.
Missouri's current safety belt usage rate is 88% with the unbuckled 12% accounting for 392 fatalities in 2018.
Since 2014, cell phone related crashes in Missouri have increased by 31%, with nearly 2,500 crashes in 2018.
Right now, Missouri has a “no texting” law for drivers age 21 years and under. But distracted driving isn't just a young driver problem. Approximately 70% of drivers using cell phones in Missouri traffic crashes were 22 years of age or older. We are challenging all drivers to honor that ban no matter what their age.
When a driver is texting and driving they are 23 times more likely to be in a critical incident (source: VA Tech).
With stats like that it’s time for businesses, communities, government agencies and individuals to accept the challenge.