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Regions Connect: Southeast


It Only Takes ONE

Thirty high schools in the Southeast region have accepted the challenge to Drive Safe and Buckle Up. Through education, competition and fun, the ‘IT ONLY TAKES ONE' campaign can make a difference with young Missourians and save lives. It’s important that teen drivers realize it only takes ONE text, one drink, one call, ONE distraction to cause ONE fatal moment but ONE CLICKED SEATBELT could be the difference between life or death in a car crash. Studies have confirmed that with the presence of just ONE passenger, teens are TWICE as likely to be involved in a fatal crash.

The end goal the programs is to change attitudes and behaviors of youth behind the wheel, therefore, decreasing crashes and saving lives. To find out how to get involved in the IT ONLY TAKES ONE campaign in your school and community, go to

Team Spirit

The Team Spirit program provided a one-day workshop at the Sikeston YMCA Nov. 2. Team Spirit is a program designed to empower youth to take an active role in promoting safe driving habits, and preventing impaired driving from alcohol and other drug use. A three-day, high-energy training is held each summer in Cape Girardeau. The 2016 conference will be held July 24-26 at The Auburn Place. For more information go to A registration form is included below.


SE Coalition meetings - West area


All meetings are scheduled to be held at the MSHP Troop G Headquarters in Willow Springs from 10-11:30 p.m.

SE Coalition meetings - East area


All meetings are scheduled to be held at the MoDOT SE District Office in Sikeston from 1-2:30 p.m.


Rollover Simulator
The Rollover Simulator demonstrates a vehicle involved in a rollover accident. The simulator uses dummies to prove why safety belts are important in rollover crashes. For more information, please contact Sgt. Clark Parrott (Poplar Bluff) at or Sgt. Jeffery Kinder (Willow Springs) at Brochure

Buckle Up Road Signs
The Buckle Up signs are another way to remind motorists to Buckle Up as they begin their journey on the road. The signs can be ordered for FREE through Highway Safety.

Buckle Up Stencil
This Buckle Up stencil kit is a large stencil of two hands clicking a safety belt with the message, “Buckle Up!” The stencil is free to use and available at various locations throughout Southeast Missouri.

Seat Belt Convincer
The convincer demonstrates the importance of wearing a seat belt by allowing the rider to experience a five mph head-on collision. The demonstration is designed for those age 14 and up. For more information, please contact Sergeant Clark D. Parrott (Poplar Bluff) at or Sergeant Jeffery Kinder (Willow Springs) at

Fatal Vision Education Kits
Fatal Vision education kits includes equipment to simulate driving under various levels of Blood Alcohol Content (BAC). For more information, please contact Lynn Ware (Cape Girardeau) at, Chief Dan Dunn (Willow Springs) at or Courtnie Glenn (Mtn. Grove) at

DriveSmart DVD
Full of crazy skits, driving quizzes and shocking personal testimonies, this DVD will keep students interest. Created to educate drivers of all ages and how to prevent injuries and reduce fatalities due to motor vehicle crashes.

Certified Child Passenger Technicians for SE Missouri
Not only is it the law, but it's also the safest place for your child. 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 visit the Child Safety Seat Inspection Locator website.

Need an Arrive Alive T-Shirt?
To order, e-mail DSports at: or call 1-800-449-8018. All t-shirts are $5 and are available in men's and women's sizes.  All orders over 150 shirts, please call for pricing. Shipping and handling are not included. Hooded sweatshirts and long-sleeve shirts also available
Colors available here: Mens | Womens

Buckle Buddy
The Buckle Buddy program is intended to be an educational, interactive, and fun program for children in K-2nd grade. The goal is to teach the importance of proper seatbelt and booster seat use. To participate in the Buckle Buddy program, contact Sandra Taurone at 573-472-5388  Hear That Click Song  I  Sample Presentation


Community Outreach Grant Application
The SE Coalition is accepting grant requests for highway safety education programs and events. Schools, community groups, health agencies or private groups in the Southeast Region can apply for grant funding to help reduce injuries and fatalities on our roads. Anyone interested in applying for the funds should submit the Community Outreach Grant application included below. For more info about the grants, please contact Sandra Taurone at 573.472.5388 or


Southeast Regional Coalition Committee Chairperson
Lt. John R. Davis
573-335-6621 ext.1095
Cape Girardeau Police Department 
40 S. Sprigg St. Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63703

Regional Contact
Sandra Taurone
2675 North Main St., P.O. Box 160, Sikeston, Mo. 63801

Regional Coordinator
Craig Compas
2675 North Main St., P.O. Box 160, Sikeston, Mo. 63801