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‘Buckle Up - Phone Down’ challenge catching on across the state

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Jefferson City, Mo. -- (1/31/2018) Statewide, over 2,100 individuals and nearly 300 businesses have taken the ‘Buckle Up - Phone Down’ challenge.

They’re two simple acts that can save your life, and the lives of others. Buckle up and make sure every passenger in your vehicle is buckled up as well. If you’re driving, put the phone down.

“Nationwide, distracted driving is a leading cause of traffic crashes,” said Bill Whitfield, executive chair of the coalition. “And seat belts are your best defense in a traffic crash.”

With no primary seat belt law or all-driver texting ban, MoDOT and the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety are urging drivers to take their safety seriously, and take the challenge at modot.org/BuckleUpPhoneDown/. Once there, you can pledge as an individual or business. You can also upload a photo and logo, or view other partners and their wall of fame.

Missouri is one of only 16 states with no primary seat belt law, and one of only three states without an all-driver texting ban. For more information on highway safety or the ‘Buckle Up - Phone Down’ challenge, please visit savemolives.com/Buckle-Up-Phone-Down.

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