Chillicothe Missouri Police Department

Chillicothe Police Department awarded grant funds to assist with hazardous moving violations

The Chillicothe Police Department has been awarded grant funds for hazardous moving traffic violations for officer enforcement and equipment from the Missouri Department of Transportation, Highway Safety, and Traffic Division. The grant will provide for 100% reimbursement for officer overtime enforcement and for traffic safety required equipment. The police department will receive $16,222, which will […]

Seatbelt

“Click it or Ticket” campaign set to begin May 20, 2019

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Region 7 state highway safety offices are joining law enforcement nationwide for a Border to Border Click it or Ticket kickoff event starting Monday, May 20. The campaign seeks to increase seat belt use by coordinating highly visible seat belt law enforcement in the […]

Motorcycle

As the weather warms drivers are urged to watch for motorcycles

As the weather warms up, so do the engines on motorcycles. The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety wants to remind motorists and motorcyclists alike to “Watch for Motorcycles” in order to help prevent motorcycle crashes, deaths and injuries on Missouri roadways. “Preliminary data shows that approximately 12% of Missouri traffic fatalities in 2018 involved a […]

Livingston County Sheriff

Livingston County Sheriff’s Department issues 13 citations during safety project

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox reports 13 speeding citations were issued to drivers on U. S. Highway 36 during a Community Traffic Safety Project this weekend. Eleven of those speeding citations were issued Friday, and the other two were issued Sunday. Cox notes a Nebraska driver cited for speeding Friday was also cited for driving […]

First Impact Driving Program Website

First Impact course for parents of new drivers to be held in Brookfield

Parents of teen drivers are invited to learn about Missouri’s Graduated Drivers License Law during a First Impact program in Brookfield in April. Sergeant Eric Brown with the Highway Patrol and retired Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Marsha Jones will speak at the free 90-minute evidence-based traffic safety program at the Linn County Health Department […]

Livingston County Sheriff Website

Livingston County Sheriff reports “significant change” in traffic stops and citations

Livingston County Sheriff Steve Cox has released an End of Year Report for 2018 showing the office had what he called a “significant change” in the number of traffic stops and citations. There were 1,427 traffic stops in 2018 compared to 967 in 2017, which was an increase of 460. There were also 521 citations […]

First Impact

Free traffic safety program to be offered at Green City School

A free 90-minute evidence-based traffic safety program to educate parents and guardians about Missouri’s Graduated Drivers License law will be held in Green City in February. Retired Missouri Department of Conservation Agent Marsha Jones and Missouri State Highway Patrol Sergeant Eric Brown will speak during First Impact at the Green City School the night of […]

Congested Roads (traffic)

Impaired and Impatient: Traffic Trifecta around Thanksgiving holiday presents problems for motorists

As thousands of Missouri drivers travel home to spend Thanksgiving with family and friends this week, the Missouri Department of Transportation is urging them to exercise patience, caution and good judgment behind the wheel. The holiday week brings a trifecta of concerns to the roadway, including impaired driving, distracted driving, and heavy interstate congestion. 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 […]