Teens Taking Action To Prevent Traffic Crashes

TRACTION empowers youth to take an active role in promoting safe driving habits and making positive change in their local Missouri communities

Conference Dates

Columbia – July 21-23, 2024
Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center
Register by June 7, 2024

Cape Girardeau – July 25-27, 2024
Drury Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
Register by June 14, 2024

Traction State Reunion & Expo – Spring 2025
Stoney Creek Hotel – Columbia, Mo
Dates TBA

TRACTION consists of multiple phases

We believe peer-led prevention efforts are a powerful force in saving lives

Training Conferences

High school students and advisors attend a Summer conference to receive training, develop leadership skills, and learn the action planning process.

Action Plan Implementation

Student teams go back to their schools to implement the action plans they developed at the training conference. These individualized plans aim to solve specific traffic safety problems they’ve identified in their local community.

State Reunion & Expo

In the Spring, TRACTION teams from around the state gather together to share the results of their action plans, and a “Team of the Year” is chosen.