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MoDOT Worker Recalls Crash in Work Zone Awareness Week Video

When motorists refuse to pay attention on the roadway, especially in work zones, too often they pay a high price because of a crash. This price might be paid in the form of property damage, or worse an injury or fatality.


Jefferson City Senior Maintenance Worker Scott Campbell experienced a crash first hand as a driver in a slow-moving mobile work zone last spring. He tells his crash story in a brief video designed to ask motorists to pay attention and avoid distracted driving. The video can be found at https://youtu.be/PEprYuuDVUA.


Campbell was driving the last truck in a striping train traveling eastbound on Route 50 just outside of Jefferson City, when the incident occurred in April of 2014. A motorist drove around the early warning truck and did not pay attention to the striping trucks in the slow-moving work zone. The driver did not reduce speed and struck Campbell’s striping truck from behind.

Take a “Selfie” with Baby Barrel Bob at the Columbia Mall
Help MoDOT Raise Awareness for Work Zone Safety

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The Missouri Department of Transportation invites you to take a “selfie” with mascot Baby Barrel Bob at the Columbia Mall from March 23-29. Baby Barrel Bob’s appearance at the mall is part of MoDOT’s campaign to help raise awareness for Work Zone Awareness Week (23-27) by reminding motorists to “protect your selfie” and others by avoiding distracted driving.


Baby Barrel Bob will be stationed near the children’s play area inside the Columbia Mall at 2300 Bernadette Drive in Columbia. MoDOT requests you post your “selfie” with Bob on Facebook and tag “MoDOT Central Missouri District” to help remind motorists to drive safely through highway work zones. You can also tweet your “selfie” with Bob on Twitter to @MoDOT_Central with the hashtag “#ProtectYourSelfie.”


If you’re unable to make it to the Columbia Mall, MoDOT welcomes “selfies” that promote safe driving, such as buckling up, but reminds you never to take photos while driving. Selfies can be e-mailed to CDCR@modot.mo.gov, tagged to MoDOT Central Missouri District on Facebook or hashtagged #ProtectYourSelfie for use on the district’s social media pages.

Helpful Links:

MoDOT's Work Zone Awareness Webpage

Barrel Bob's Facebook Page

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