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Watch a new video that targets teen safety belt usage. "Feeding Wildlife."

 

 

 

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Watch a new video that targets teen safety belt usage - "Self-Appendectomy."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Move Over for Work Zones - It's the Law National Work Zone Awareness Week is April 7-11

Every spring, MoDOT starts preparing for the summer season of roadwork across the state. Part of that preparation includes the observance of National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is April 7-11.

Highway workers spend their days working a short distance from fast-moving vehicles. They make every effort to work safely, but they count on motorists to pay attention, slow down, and use caution when driving through work zones.

In 2012, Governor Jay Nixon and the Missouri General Assembly added MoDOT vehicles to the "Move Over" law, which protects law enforcement and emergency response vehicles parked on the side of the road. This law requires motorists to slow down or change lanes when approaching these vehicles and now includes MoDOT vehicles parked with amber and white lights flashing.  Move Over

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Clifton Scott

Work Zone Awareness Public Service Announcements

As part of Work Zone Awareness Week, two public service announcements are being shared. One features Clifton Scott (left), a MoDOT motorist assist operator who was killed on Interstate 70 in Kansas City in September 2012.

The driver of the vehicle that struck Scott was driving while intoxicated. He was recently sentenced to nine years in prison - Kansas City Star

The second video features educational information on the “Move Over” law - Move Over

Clifton was interviewed several years ago by a Kansas City television station, urging motorists to be cautious
as they approach work zones. In the video, he speaks
of his desire to safely return home to his family every
night - Clifton Scott
 
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Choose Your Ride

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety launched their annual impaired driving campaign earlier this month. The campaign, “Choose Your Ride," reminded motorists that if they drink, they should designate a driver, call a cab, or face a ride in a patrol car, or even worse – a hearse.

Drinking and driving is a lethal combination. A person causing a fatal crash while intoxicated can be charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony resulting in up to seven years of prison time, a $5,000 fine, or both.

To learn more - savemolives.com.


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Did You See A Pothole Today?

During March, MoDOT focused on repairing potholes by asking everyone to join the “Pothole Patrol.” With lots of snow and very cold temperatures this winter, the usual freeze-thaw cycle that causes potholes has been working overtime and crews are working hard to get them fixed as quickly as possible.

While Pothole Patrol officially ended on March 31, motorists should contact the department any time to report potholes or other road concerns. Use any one of these methods:


Drivers can report potholes in a variety of ways:


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turtle Bash Trash with MDC and MoDOT's Annual Trash Bash

Missourians from every corner of the state are asked to do spring cleaning outdoors and help fight litter through the state's annual No MOre Trash! Bash throughout the month of April.

The Trash Bash is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Conservation MDC and MoDOT as part of their ongoing No MOre Trash! statewide anti-litter campaign.

The annual Trash Bash encourages people to clean up litter all across Missouri, from roadsides, parks, neighborhoods, rivers, streams, trails and other places. Trash Bash activities in April also include educational efforts in schools, through community events, Earth Day celebrations, media promotions and more. Read More

 
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Free Bridges

Free Bridges to A Good Home

The historic Fairfax and Platte Purchase Bridges between the Fairfax Industrial District in Kansas City, Kan. and Riverside, Mo, are available for relocation and reuse. Any interested party is encouraged to submit a proposal no later than May 23, 2014 to the Missouri Department of Transportation Historic Preservation Section to obtain either structure.

Slated for replacement in 2015, these bridges can be obtained by government entities, historical or civic groups, or private citizens, free of charge. Details about both bridges can be viewed online at www.modot.org/freebridges. Anyone interested in obtaining a historic bridge must submit a detailed proposal describing the dismantling and relocation plan, cost and future use. A proposal checklist is available online.

These historic bridges are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places as monumental examples of a steel truss, major river crossing, achieved by the distinctive cantilevered, camelback Warren through truss design.


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Sign Up for Work Zone Awareness Walk/Run Events!

If you haven't yet signed up for the 5K Walk/Run in Willow Springs or St. Louis, it's not too late.

The Willow Springs event will take place on Saturday, April 5, starting at the Willow Springs High School football field. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the race begins at 9:30 a.m. Participants may choose to show their support for work zone safety by taking part in a one mile fun run/walk or 5K. Willow Springs 5K

The St. Louis event is scheduled for Saturday, April 12, starting at the MoDOT Transportation Management Center, 14301 South Outer Forty, in Chesterfield. The St. Louis event also offers a one mile fun run/walk, and both events start at 8 a.m.
Chesterfield 5K


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3-31-2014
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