This week, considering the New Year's Eve parties coming Saturday night, Traffic Troublemakers shares information from Missouri MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) on what to do if you see a drunk driver. Following that is the weekly report from MoDOT.
Here's MADD's advice:
- First, stay as far away from the other vehicle as possible.
- Second, do not try to pass the vehicle or signal the driver to pull over. Doing so could result in a collision.
- Third, take notice of the license plate number of the driver along with details of the vehicle including make, model and color. However, make sure you don’t compromise your own safety trying to obtain this information.
- Finally, pull over and call 911. Give the exact location of the vehicle, including the name of the road or cross streets and the direction the vehicle is traveling. Give a complete description of the vehicle and the manner in which the vehicle is being driven.
Once again, a weekend free of highway work zones
The Missouri Department of Transportation will halt all work zones beginning at noon Friday, December 30. Work zones will resume on Tuesday, January 3 at 9 a.m. Traffic will continue to be restricted in areas where there are permanent barriers. Crews may continue to work on sections of roadway closed to the public (such as the Route 141 construction in St. Louis). If required, crews will also close lanes where needed for emergency maintenance.
Motorists should be aware of the following on-going closures:
- I-70, St. Louis city, right lane on eastbound I-70 closed from St. Louis Avenue to Broadway until summer 2012.
- I-70, St. Louis city, the ramp from eastbound I-70 to 10th Street has permanently closed.
- Grand Blvd, St. Louis city, closed from I-64 to Chouteau by St. Louis city until mid 2012.