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Law enforcement encourages safe driving during pandemic

The Missouri Department of Transportation and their law enforcement partners are seeing an uptick in speeding, despite lower traffic volumes on the roadways.
The Missouri State Highway Patrol is reminding motorists that speeding is one of the leading causes of traffic crashes and injuries.
“The faster you are driving, the more chances you have for something bad to happen,” said Sgt. Eric Brown, Troop B public information officer. “High speeds increase your breaking distances, and you can't react to danger quick enough when you are traveling at high speeds. Your ability to avoid objects in the roadway will be significantly decreased.”

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