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The Commission on Higher Education in collaboration with the Governor’s Traffic Safety Coordinating Committee established the Missouri Safety Center on July 1, 1967.

The Center is an organization, dedicated to injury prevention specifically in the area of highway and traffic safety.

It draws together State and local agencies, business and industry, safety professionals, University personnel and the public-at-large in efforts to reduce deaths and injuries on Missouri’s highways. Center activities include programs of instruction, research, publications, public information, as well as, conferences and special services. It utilizes a staff of specialists offering programs including but not limited to; beginner and advanced driver education, breath alcohol instrument training and maintenance, commercial vehicle license examiner training, crash investigation and reconstruction, motorcycle safety, pupil transportation, sobriety checkpoint supervision, standard field sobriety testing, traffic safety observational surveys and several other courses and services. The Center is also an approved provider for the Missouri Department of Public Safety’s, Peace Officer Standards and Training (P.O.S.T.) program.

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