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Memorial Day Marks The Start of “100 Deadliest Days of Summer” on Missouri Roads

This weekend marks the start of a busy travel season and a historically deadly time on the nation’s roadways.

With construction season in full swing, the Missouri Department of Transportation wants drivers to stay alert this summer.

During last year’s “100 Deadliest Days of Summer,” which spans the summer travel season between Memorial Day and Labor Day, 333 people died in Missouri traffic crashes.

Some of the primary causes of the crashes include distracted driving, excessive speed, and following too closely.

With the heavy holiday weekend traffic, MoDOT will suspend work zones with routine lane closures beginning at noon on Friday, May 27, through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 31, but major work zones with permanent lane closures will remain in place.

Drivers should pay attention to warning signs, obey the speed limit and put their phones down.



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