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Missouri Highway Fatalities Lowest Since 1950

Missouri Department of Transportation

Traffic and Highway Safety Division


Not since 1950 has Missouri seen so few people killed in highway crashes. For the fifth year in a
row, Missouri has reduced its highway fatalities. In 2013, 757 people were killed in traffic crashes –
reducing by 500 since 2005.

Overall, since 2005, traffic deaths decreased 40 percent, due to the combined efforts of highway
safety advocates in the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. The coalition credits a
combination of law enforcement, educational efforts, emergency medical services and engineering
enhancements as the successful formula for saving lives.

The Missouri Department of Transportation is committed to reducing the number of injuries and deaths on Missouri roadways. As part of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, the department supports Missouri's Blueprint for Safer Roadways - a comprehensive guide for reducing fatal and serious injuries on our roadways.

National research indicates that people play a significant part in contributing to motor vehicle crashes. In fact, a study concluded that human factors were definite or probable causes in about 93 percent of crashes, while environmental and vehicle factors contributed to about 33 and 13 percent, respectively. Please do your part to help prevent traffic crashes.

Highway safety information
• Traffic Crash Statistics (Missouri State Highway Patrol, Statistical Analysis Center)

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