JEFFERSON CITY - The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is accepting nominations for individuals, organizations and events to be recognized for efforts to promote safe driving. Nomination forms are only online and available at www.savemolives.com. “The goal of our Coalition is to reduce fatalities on Missouri roads, and we know there are a lot of people in Missouri who contribute to the success we’ve had to lower the number,” said MoDOT Highway Safety Director Bill Whitfield. “This is an opportunity to recognize those who are helping to save lives,” he said. While Missouri fatalities mostly declined from 2005 to 2014, last year, they increased by 13%. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety has seven regions it serves including Northwest, Northeast, Kansas City, Central, St. Louis, Southwest and Southeast.There are five statewide awards and two awards for each of the seven Coalition regions.The statewide awards include:
The regional awards include the Arrive Alive Award and the “Show-Me Safety” Award. Details about the awards can be found at www.savemolives.com, and the form is online and simple to complete. Nominations are due by July 15, and five individuals with an interest in transportation safety have been selected throughout the Midwest to judge the awards.Regional awards will be judged by the regional coalitions or independent judges they choose. The winners will be recognized at the 2016 Traffic Safety and Blueprint Conference in Columbia in October. Award winners and those who nominate them will be notified in September.For more information, please call Marisa Ellison at 573-248-2502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.