Macon Chronicle-Herald - Macon, MO
  • Reduction in traffic fatalities In Troop B from 2012 To 2013

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  • Captain James E. Wilt, commanding officer of Troop B, Macon, is pleased to announce the Troop B area, which consists of the 16 northeast counties of Missouri, experienced a sharp decline in traffic fatalities in 2013 when compared to 2012.
    Preliminary totals indicate Troop B recorded 27 fatalities during 2013, which is a 29% decrease from the 38 fatalities that occurred in 2012.  Preliminary statewide statistics indicate Missouri traffic deaths also dropped from 826 fatalities in 2012 to 744 fatalities in 2013.  In addition, the total number of traffic crashes decreased statewide.
    Of the 744 people who were killed in Missouri traffic crashes in 2013, approximately 63% of those required to use a seat belt or child restraint, were not restrained at the time of the crash.
    "I am pleased about the reduction of traffic fatalities and crashes statewide and in the Troop B area," stated Captain Wilt.  "Traffic fatalities are preventable. The Patrol urges motorists to do their part by driving safely and making sure everyone in the vehicle is wearing a seat belt.  We are committed to further reducing the number of fatalities that occur on our highways."
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