November 20, 2009

News Release

For Immediate Release

October Crash Report Card

The October 2009 Crash Report Card for traffic crashes from Jan. 1 through Oct. 31, 2009 shows nine less fatality crashes compared to the same time period last year, a 60 percent reduction. The number of injury crashes is up by 3 percent, while the total number of crashes thus far in 2009 is slightly lower compared to the same period last year.

November Safety Message

During the January 2007 ice storm, traffic crashes increased about 33 percent over the crash totals in January with normal weather conditions. The last few years, Springfield has experienced some ice and snow conditions even before the winter season officially began. Therefore, the focus of the traffic safety message for November is to provide an early notice for motorists to get prepared now for winter driving conditions.

During Signal outages:

Snow and Ice:

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Department of Public Information

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1010 • Fax: 417-864-1114 • springfieldmo.gov