Fewer People Killed In Crashes During 2013 In Missouri
One teenager died, and a second was injured in April 2013 when their speeding car crashed into a tree near the Republic Aquatic Center. Click here to read more Image by Chase Snider
The Highway Patrol says it looks like fatal crashes are down by about 9 percent for 2013 compared to the year before.
Lieutenant Tim Hull says MoDOT gets a lot of credit for making improvements to highway designs in Missouri, and installing median cable on highways and interstates to keep cars from crossing into the oncoming lanes and causing head on crashes.
Hull does say once in a while a car will make it over the cable, but not in great numbers.
He also says troopers have stepped up DWI checkpoints and saturations.
Seat belts are still highly stressed for anyone in a car.
Hull says 63 percent of people killed in crashes in 2013 were not buckled in.