8:17 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Number Of Deaths On Kansas Roads Reaches Record Low

The number of Fatalities on Kansas roads has reached an all-time low. The Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) says there were 344 fatalities on the state's roads last year.

The number of deaths on Kansas roads has fallen significantly in the last decade or so. There were more than 500 deaths in 2002.

"I really think that there's a lot of factors that are contributing," says Steven Buckley, safety engineer with KDOT.

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7:50 am
Fri November 22, 2013

Are KDOT And MoDOT Ready For Winter?

MoDOT trucks wait for plow attachments at the agency’s Lees Summit depot.
Credit Dan Verbeck / KCUR

Kansas City area drivers have had 8 months—to the day—to forget what it’s like to drive through 12 inches of snow falling in a single day. That February 21, mammoth fall was followed by an identical one four days later.

So, as we gear up for winter again, how ready are the metro Kansas City highway departments for 2013?

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5:06 pm
Mon February 25, 2013

Kansas Governor Discourages Travel During Winter Storm

rownback and other state officials during a weather update in Topeka.
Stephen Koranda KPR

Governor Sam Brownback and state officials are urging Kansans to prepare for the storm that’s sweeping across the state. Brownback says the winter weather has already caused one fatality in Kansas.

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