In conjunction with the state of Missouri, the Scotland County Sheriff’s office will be conducting a speed enforcement campaign to reduce speed related tragedies.
According to MoDOT Highway Safety and Traffic statistics, 352 people were killed in Missouri traffic crashes in 2018 that involved at least one driver speeding or driving too fast for conditions. Preliminary 2019 data indicates that 299 people were killed in speed related crashes.
Speed is the most common contributing circumstance cited in Missouri fatal crashes. In 2019, it was cited as a contributing circumstance nearly twice as often as substance-impaired driving.
Law enforcement from the county and the state will be stepping up speed limit surveillance this month to improve the safety of all motorists on the road. It’s time to slow down and be aware of the posted speed limit. If you have and questions, please contact Chief Deputy, Bryan Whitney at 660/465-2151 at the Scotland County Sheriff’s office.
“Change your speed, change the ending”