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10-01-2016 LSU Pregame

Traffic Fatalities And Drownings Up In Missouri

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Traffic Fatalities And Drownings Up In Missouri

Jefferson City, MO  (KTRS)  Traffic fatalities and drownings are up in Missouri. That’s according to the Missouri Highway Patrol, which reports that there have been 437 traffic fatalities so far this year. That’s compared to 412 fatalities during this same period in 2014.  Of those killed on Missouri roadways in 2015, 63% were not wearing […]

Traffic Fatalities And Drownings Up In Missouri

Jefferson City, MO  (KTRS)  Traffic fatalities and drownings are up in Missouri.

That’s according to the Missouri Highway Patrol, which reports that there have been 437 traffic fatalities so far this year. That’s compared to 412 fatalities during this same period in 2014.  Of those killed on Missouri roadways in 2015, 63% were not wearing safety belts. Meanwhile, inattention, speed, and impaired driving continue to be the leading causes of traffic crashes in Missouri.

The patrol also reports that have been thirty drownings so far this year, compared to twenty-nine this same time last year.  There have been four drownings in the last five days and one near drowning. None of the victims were wearing life jackets.

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