Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety and MoDOT encourage safety on roads

The Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety and Missouri Department of Transportation talked about a number of important topics at its quarterly meeting in Kirksville Wednesday afternoon.

Mo-DOT officials and members of law enforcement agencies from surrounding counties discussed the importance of roadway safety. Statistics regarding traffic crashes and fatalities within the past quarter were also reviewed. Those who attended the meeting also examined improvements made to the roads to help keep drivers safe.

Some of those improvements include new guard rails and rumble strips on the edges of roadways. Officials say safety on the roads include what are called the five 'E's.

"It focuses on enforcement, education, EMS, engineering and then our fifth 'E' is everyone. Everyone's responsible to drive safely," said Marisa Ellison of the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety.

The MoDOT and Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety meetings are held every three months in a different city in Northeast Missouri. The goal is to allow law enforcement and community members to attend and discuss improvements needed in their county. If interested in reporting an issue with a road near you, feel free to contact the Missouri Department of Transportation at 1-888 ASK MODOT - (1-888 275 6636)