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Teen Driving Safety Efforts

As a member of the Missouri Coalition of Roadway Safety, the Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Injury Prevention program is dedicated to educating the public about the dangers of texting while driving, drinking and driving, and many other deadly distractions through high school presentations, public service announcements, sporting events and other community awareness events.

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety is a partnership of safety advocates who have banded together to attack the problem of traffic crashes and deaths.

Missouri has met its goal of 850 or fewer fatalities by 2012 - two years early! More people arrived alive on Missouri roads in 2010, the fifth year in a row with a reduction in roadway fatalities.

Not since 1949 has Missouri seen so few people killed in highway crashes. Overall, since 2005, due to the combined efforts of highway safety advocates in the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, 1,538 lives have been saved on Missouri roadways, a decrease of 35 percent.

The Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety hosts many events throughout the year promoting the Arrive Alive message. Below, James Kessel, MD, medical director of the Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center, spoke about the importance of seat belt use during a recent press conference for the Missouri Coalition of Roadway Safety. 

James Kessel, MD, medical director of the Frank L. Mitchell Jr., MD, Trauma Center  

A teen driver safety guide for parents of pre-drivers and young drivers is available through the American Automobile Association (AAA). Click on the Keys 2 Drive link for free courses, tips, contracts and educational materials you can share with your family or loved ones.

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