November 19, 2010

News Release

For Immediate Release

September Crash Report Card

The Springfield Public Works Department’s September 2010 Crash Report Card shows there have been 11 fatal crashes (resulting in 13 total fatalities) from January 1 through September 30 of this year, compared to six fatal crashes (resulting in six total fatalities) in the same period in 2009. The number of injury crashes is down by 1 percent and total number of crashes thus far in 2010 is also 1 percent lower compared to the same period last year.

October-November Safety Message

During the January 2007 ice storm, traffic crashes increased about 33 percent over the crash experience 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:
city of springfield

Department of Public Works

840 Boonville Avenue • P.O. Box 8368 • Springfield, MO 65801
417-864-1900 • springfieldmo.gov