Knox County Celebrates An Amazing Traffic Record

Knox County celebrates an amazing traffic record. Karen Johnson has details.

In 2017, there were no fatalities on roads in Knox County, which is something to celebrate. The NE Coalition for Roadway Safety and Sgt. Eric Brown, Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop B, and several partners, recently presented the commissioners with a sign “On the Road to Zero” to display in the courthouse recognizing them for their efforts on zero fatalities.Sgt. Eric Brown, with the Missouri State Highway Patrol, gave a brief presentation, and the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety provided the audience with Coke Zero drinks and Lifesavers candy. While “zero” is a good thing to celebrate in this case, the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety and its partners recognize there are many counties throughout northeast Missouri who weren’t as fortunate. “We had three counties in northeast Missouri who had zero road fatalities in 2017, yet our goal is to have zero fatalities on all roads not only in our area, but throughout the state,” explained Marisa Ellison, facilitator for the Northeast Coalition for Roadway Safety.Since the formation of the statewide Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, Missouri fatalities have been reduced to nearly half. I’m Karen Johnson