The Missouri State Highway Patrol (MSHP) is kicking off an enforcement effort in St. Louis County in hopes of cutting down on crashes and saving lives on “high-crash corridors.”
In partnership with the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), MSHP has identified the interstate corridors with the highest crash numbers and instances of traffic violations in Missouri. Enhanced enforcement efforts will target four sections of various interstates in St. Louis County identified as some of the deadliest in the state.
- I-270: mile marker 28-33 (Elizabeth Avenue to Lilac Avenue)
- I-170: mile marker 4.5-9.5 (Hazelwood city limits to Vinita Park city limits)
- I-55: mile marker 197-201B (I-270 ramp to Weber Road)
- I-270: mile marker 13-19 (Route AB ramp to west city limits of Maryland Heights)
Starting in April 2022, MSHP will increase enforcement on these stretches of interstate, looking for aggressive driving behaviors like speeding, tailgating, and unsafe lane changes.
“Speeding, distracted driving and impaired driving are the main contributing factors to these fatal and serious injury crashes,” said Nicole Hood, MoDOT’s state highway safety and traffic engineer. “Every driver has a role to play to reverse this trend, and this partnership is an opportunity to bring that message straight to some of the most dangerous corridors.”
“Promoting safety on Missouri roadways has always been a priority with the Patrol,” said Capt. Ryan Burckhardt, commanding officer of Troop C. “This education and enforcement campaign is aimed at reducing traffic violations and ultimately traffic crashes on these corridors.”