Missouri motorists are starting to see some gruesome reminders that Missouri’s roads are deadlier this year..
If you’ve driven our major highways you’ve seen the roadside electrical signs warning you to watch out for motorcyclists or to buckle your seatbelts or some other safety message. This month the state transportation department is starting to put up as many as 60 of those signs that will remind motorists how many people have been killed in traffic crashes this year.
State Highway Safety Director Leanna Depue says the death total is 14 percent higher so far this year than last year–almost sixty more fatalities.
She thinks the signs will be up for the rest of the year. They’ll be on the interstates–29, 35, 44, 55,70, and Highway 60. Depue says they should remind motorists that they need to be fulltime drivers when they’re behind the wheel.