You’ll notice extra Missouri state troopers this Mother’s Day weekend, enforcing the slow down, move over law. Troopers are doing similar enforcement in several neighboring states, including Kansas, Arkansas and Iowa.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol says 30 percent of all crash fatalities were related to speed, in 2020. Troopers say 421 people were killed in speed-related crashes in the Show-Me State that year.
They say a crash on a road with a speed limit of at least 65 is miles per hour is more than twice as likely to be deadly then a crash on a road with a speed limit between 45 and 50.