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Title: Traffic Safety


1
Traffic Safety
  • A presentation of the
  • Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety

2
Traffic Safety Begins
  • with YOU!

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3
Accident ?
  • Or
  • Crash ?

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4
Lets talk about
  • DWI
  • Speeding
  • Inattention
  • Seat Belts

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5
Driving While Intoxicated
  • In 2005, 21.8 of the 1,257 Missouri motor
    vehicle deaths were alcohol related
  • A total of 274 people were killed and 5,219 were
    injured in crashes involving alcohol

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6
Driving While Intoxicated
  • In Missouri, every 1.5 hours, someone dies or is
    injured in an alcohol-related crash

7
Driving While Intoxicated
  • No one is immune from the effects of
    alcohol-related crashes

8
Driving While Intoxicated
  • In 2005 in Missouri, there were 7,901 traffic
    crashes where alcohol was a contributing factor

9
Speeding
  • Increases crash severity
  • Increases braking distances
  • Has minimal effect on trip length

10
Speeding
  • In 2005, 40.6 of all Missouri fatal crashes
    involved speeding
  • A total of 510 people were killed and 15,159
    people were injured in speed-related crashes

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11
Inattention
  • Single largest factor in crashes
  • Easily preventable by eliminating distractions
  • Includes drowsy drivers

12
Inattention
  • Cell phones
  • Noisy kids
  • Putting on make-up
  • Reading books
  • Playing with the stereo
  • Reaching for CDs or tapes
  • Eating

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13
Inattention
  • Rear-ended by a driver not paying attention

14
Safety Belts
  • Best defense against unsafe and impaired drivers
  • Reduce deaths 40-50 - serious injuries by 45-55

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15
Safety Belts
  • Body weight x speed force of Second
    Crash
  • Its the law!

16
Safety Belts
  • In 2005, of drivers and passengers killed in
    traffic crashes who had access to a safety belt,
    66 chose not to buckle up.

17
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Excuses for not wearing safety belts
  • Theyre uncomfortable
  • Theyre not cool
  • Im pregnant
  • Im not going that far
  • The government cant tell me what to do

19
Excuses continued
  • I can brace myself
  • My car might catch on fire
  • My car might go under water
  • They might wrinkle my clothes

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20
Summary
  • Dont drink drive or ride with those who do!
  • Take your time dont speed!

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21
Summary
  • Pay attention dont drive when sleepy!
  • Wear your safety belt secure small children in
    child safety seats!

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22
We want you to
Brought to you by the Missouri Coalition For
Roadway Safety
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