Arrive Alive


Regions Connect: Northeast


NEXT MEETING: Wednesday, October 7 at the Audrain County Court House, Community Room, in Mexico, MO.  The meeting will begin at 10:30 a.m. for all organizations and individuals interested in learning how the Coalition can support efforts to reduce fatalities and disabling injuries on Missouri roads. Lunch will be provided.  The meeting and lunch will conclude around 12:30 p.m. RSVPs are needed by Monday, October 5, and can be made by calling Lissie Youse at MoDOT at 573-248-2465 or by emailing at 


Gold Banner and Highest Overall - Atlanta High School 100%
Gold Banner and Most Improved – Palmyra High School 99.08%
Silver Banner – Wellsville High School 97.50%
Silver Banner – Mark Twain High School 96.67%
Silver Banner – Scotland County High School 96.33%
Bronze Banner – Highland High School 94.79%
Bronze Banner – Marion County High School 93.48%
Bronze Banner – Paris High School 92.31%
Bronze Banner – South Shelby High School 91.07%


Don't Text & Drive!
A new law went into effect August 28, 2009 making it an offense for drivers age 21 and under to text and drive.  It comes with it a $200 fine and points assessed.  And it's unsafe!

Thank you to the MSHP, local law enforcement, state legislators and the schools for showing support during press conferences!

Buckle Up Bear
Mr. Bear will show younger audiences the physics of being involved in a car crash, both with and without wearing a seat belt.  Other safety information is presented at the same time.  Please contact Marisa Brown-Ellison at MoDOT, 1-888-275-6636 for more information.

Fatal Vision Goggles
Learn how "safe" you really are while driving under the influence by wearing these goggles.  Call 573-248-2502 or email Tana Akright to schedule a program.

Battle of the Belt
Friendly competition among high schools that runs in October and November. Contact Marisa Christy-Kerns at 660-385-8257 for more information.

If you would like to have a professional from our committee share information about safe driving with your group, please contact Marisa Brown-Ellison.


FacilitatorMarisa Ellison, MoDOT, 573-248-2502

Enforcement Subcommittee Chairman:  Chief Ed Bogue, Palmyra Police Department, 573-769-5539

Engineering Subcommittee Chairman:  Brian Untiedt, MoDOT, 573-248-6284

Education Subcommittee ChairpersonMarisa Christy-Kerns, MoDOT, 573-248-2490

Emergency Medical Services Subcommittee Chairman: John Nemes, Marion and Ralls County Ambulance Districts

Executive Committee Member: David Cheek, Transportation Planner and Community Development Specialist, Mark Twain Regional Council of Governments, 

Executive Committee Member: Chris Newbrough, Grant Coordinator, Audrain County and Audrain County Health Department, 

Certified Child Passenger Technicians for NE Missouri

Not only is it the law, but it's also the safest place for your child....properly restrained in a vehicle.  From infants to tweens (yes, tweens!), it is important for the restraint to fit your child.  Free car seats and booster seats are available at various health departments and must be installed by a certified child passenger technician.  To request a fitting, or inquire about a free car or booster seat, contact your local health department or one of the certified technicians below:

Child Safety Seat Inspection Locator

Adair County - Greg and Katherine Probst at Adair County Ambulance District, 660-665-0000; Joe Schilling at Kirksville Fire Dept, 660-665-3734

Audrain County - Russell Sing, City of Mexico, 573-581-2100; Kevin Patrick, Mexico Public Safety Dept., 573-581-2100

Clark County - Dan Mittelberg at Clark & Lewis County Health Depts., 660-727-2356

Knox County - call Marisa Christy-Kerns at 573-248-2490

Lewis County - Dan Mittelberg at Clark & Lewis County Health Depts., 660-727-2356

Lincoln County - Lisa Sitler at Lincoln County Health Department 636-528-6117 ext. 405; Barry Nuss at Lincoln County Fire District, 636-528-8567; Michelle Danback and Shonna Thate at Lincoln County Ambulance District, 636-528-8489

Macon County - Stacy Corbin and Rachelle Wood at Macon County Health Dept., 660-385-4711

Marion County - Sandy Caswell at F.A.C.T., 573-221-2285; Kathleen Kroeger, 573-221-1917; Kara Sinclair and Valerie Van Hoose at Marion County Health Dept., 573-221-1166

Monroe County - Rebecca Dowell at Monroe County Health Department in Paris 660-327-4259

Montgomery County - Katherine Hoette, Lindsey Janes and Vickie Roodhouse at Montgomery County Health Dept., 573-564-2495

Pike County - Kimberly Gamm, Jennifer Eisenhower and Justin Selle at Pike County Health Department, 573-324-2111; Michelle Danback at Lincoln County Ambulance District, 636-528-8489

Ralls County - Tina Reed and Donna Franklin at Ralls County Health Department, 573-985-7121

Randolph County - call Marisa Christy-Kerns at 573-248-2490

Schuyler County - call Marisa Christy-Kerns at 573-248-2490
Scotland County - Greg and Katherine Probst at Adair County Ambulance District, 660-665-0000; Laurie Jack at Scotland County Health Dept., 660-465-7275

Shelby County - Tiricia Wiseman at Shelby County Health Dept., 573-633-2353

Warren County - Linda Hoeft at Warren County Health Dept., 636-456-7474; Debbie Hinrichs 573-659-5863

Enforcement Partners

These law enforcement agencies receive funding from the NE Coalition to support their efforts in reducing fatalities on Missouri roads: 

Hannibal Police Department

Foristell Police Department


Adair County Sheriff Department

Palmyra Police Department

Bowling Green Police Department

LaPlata Police Department

Macon Police Department

Knox County Sheriff Department