SIKESTON-Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for youth (15-20 years old) in Missouri, accounting for nearly 11.8% of traffic fatalities during the last three years.
The “It Only Takes One” campaign is a competition between Missouri high schools that gives student groups the opportunity to educate teens, parents, and their community about the dangers teens face while driving. This campaign starts in September and continues through March.
The program incorporates seat belt checks and asks students to address subjects such as distracted driving, impaired driving and other traffic safety issues. Parents and community members are also encouraged to get involved. Prizes are awarded based on the quality of the education program presented at the school. This program also includes a public service announcement competition.
The Southeast Coalition for Roadway Safety would like to congratulate the following winners of this year's program:
- Liberty Senior High School in Mountain View, Missouri—Educational Campaign Winner
- Portageville High School in Portageville, Missouri—Educational Campaign Winner
- Risco High School in Risco, Missouri—Educational Campaign Winner
For more information on the “It Only Takes One” campaign, please visit https://www.savemolives.com/mcrs/ItOnlyTakesOne.