You should have received MoDOT’s statewide news release last week regarding National Crash Responders Safety Week. If not, you can view a copy of it on our website here.

To bring attention to the hazards of working along busy highways the week of Nov. 14-18 has been designated National Crash Responders Safety Week. MoDOT and its emergency response partners use this week to hold a special training exercise. However, due to potential winter weather, the training exercise that was scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, November 15, has been rescheduled to Tuesday, December 13.

Here are the details:

Who: The Missouri Department of Transportation, Missouri State Highway Patrol, local law enforcement and safety advocates across the Springfield region.

What: Traffic incident management exercise to simulate the response to overturned trucks, both large and small, using the skills and traffic management techniques targeted in the National Traffic Incident Management Responder Training course

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, November 15, 2022 rescheduled to  1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Where: Strafford CDL Testing Facility,6951 State Highway OO, Strafford 65757

A special viewing area in a designated safety zone for our media partners will be available, and opportunities for interviews will be available following the conclusion of the full-scale exercise.

Please let us know if you have any questions or need any further information ahead of the event.