Farmer Combining Corn in Field

As harvest time approaches, be patient with farm equipment on public roads

Farming plays a vital role in Missouri’s economy, history, and identity and In the coming weeks, farmers across the state will be harvesting their crops. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reminds drivers to share the road. Expect to see an increase in farm machinery traffic–especially on rural highways. Please obey all traffic laws and remain […]

Tractor on Road with Farm Implement

Motorists and farmers are reminded to share the road during planting season

Spring is here and temperatures are warming up, meaning farmers throughout Missouri will be busy planting crops and moving livestock. Drivers are reminded to expect heavier farm machinery traffic, especially on two-lane highways in rural parts of the state. Please obey all traffic laws and remain vigilant. Most importantly, everyone is encouraged to share the […]

Audio: Study says fatality crashes climb to 51% when a teenager is driving with teenage passengers

A study by the triple-A Traffic Safety Foundation finds that when a teenage driver crashes with teenage passengers inside, the chance of someone dying dramatically increases. Tiffany Wright with the auto club says the information is shocking.     The study says when a teenage driver crashes a vehicle with teenage passengers inside, the chance of […]

Accident graphic, deer in roadway

Audio: Missouri Highway Patrol warns of deer-vehicle collisions

The Highway Patrol says six people were killed and another 455 were injured in 2016 in deer-vehicle collisions in Missouri. Highway Patrol Captain John Hotz says one deer strike happened every one-point-nine hours in Missouri.     Captain Hotz says the majority of deer strike crashes happen in October and November, citing harvest time and […]