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Watch out for turtles on the road!

Turtles hit the road, need a brake

Highway safety officials urge motorists to “drive defensively,” keeping an eye on other drivers to avoid accidents. The Missouri Department of Conservation suggests that motorists also watch for box turtles, especially this time of year.

Missouri has two species of box turtles. The three-toed box turtle is primarily a woodland species and is found everywhere but the extreme northern part of the state.

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