Kansas City, MO – The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety has announced its new Blueprint to Arrive Alive. By 2012, the coalition's goal is to reduce traffic crash fatalities to 850 or less. The last time Missouri recorded les than 850 fatalities was 1949.
The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is a partnership of safety advocates who have banded together to attack the problem of traffic crashes and deaths. In 2007, the coalition met an ambitious goal one year early with traffic fatalities falling to less than 1,000, at 992. Reaching the next goal begins with the new Blueprint to Arrive Alive that includes 10 targeted measures to put the state on track to save more lives.
“We see the results of our work with every life saved on Missouri roads, and it's time to take the next step,” said Pete Rahn, director of the Missouri Department of Transportation. “Strong partnerships between those in engineering, law enforcement and education will ensure more of our neighbors arrive alive.”