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MoDOT Takes Safety Message to Teens

Teens taking driver’s education courses this summer are hearing strong safety messages from MoDOT before they hone their skills behind the wheel. 

Several engineers are presenting information about roundabouts and traffic safety to 20 classes again this summer. This year marks the 9th year for the roundabouts program. 

The roundabouts presentation helps young drivers understand the rules at the circular intersections and why they will encounter more of them throughout their lifetime.

Traffic safety presentations include repeated emphasis on buckling up, everyone, every time, plus the dangers of distracted driving – particularly cell phones and texting. While the team relies on several videos to quickly cover topics, the presentations are woven with personal experiences and observations, the kind of perspective that connects with young teens.



Michele Compton
Sr. Communications Specialist
Missouri Department of Transportation, Kansas City