Highway Patrol to crack down on aggressive driving

ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) – The Missouri State Highway Patrol has partnered with the Missouri Department of Transportation to warn drivers of the dangers of aggressive driving.

Agencies hope the new method of education will reduce crashes and save lives on Missouri’s highways. They will target four different sections of highways in St. Louis County identified as some of the deadliest in the state beginning in April. The four highways include:

  • I-270: mile post 28-33 (Elizabeth Avenue to Lilac Avenue)
  • I-170: mile post 4.5-9.5 (Hazelwood city limits to Vinita Park city limits)
  • I-55: mile post 197-201B (I-270 ramp to Weber Road)
  • I-270: Mile Post 13-19 (Ramp from Route AB to western city limits of Maryland Heights)

Missouri road deaths topped 1,000 in 2021 for the first time in more than 50 years. Another increase is already in preparation for this year.

“Speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving are major contributing factors to these fatal and serious crashes,” said Nicole Hood, traffic and road safety engineer at MoDOT. “Every driver has a role to play in reversing this trend, and this partnership is an opportunity to get that message straight into some of the most dangerous corridors.”

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