Last year 13 people were killed on Missouri roads over the Independence Day holiday. The Missouri Department of Transportation offers some tips for staying safe this weekend:
Buckle up - every trip, every time - safety belts save lives.
Don't drink and drive - impairment of any kind is dangerous. Designate a sober driver.
Don't speed - note the posted limits and adjust for weather and traffic conditions.
Pay attention and stay alert - dedicate your full attention to the roadway.
Obey traffic rules and signs - they are there to help you.
Plan your trip - determine your route before you leave.
Get plenty of rest before your trip - change drivers if you feel tired.
Be patient and courteous.