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Safety is our number one priority at the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA). Learn how you can work with us to protect life and reduce the number of incidents on our roads.

Highway Safety Information and Programs

This page provides extensive guidance for varied populations: pedestrians, children, the elderly, and bicyclists. Look here for tips to driving in wintry weather.

Just in case

Download our Collision Exchange Form and keep it in your car along with our instructions for what to do if you’re in a crash.

Safety Engineering Resources

Find information about measures that protect pedestrians, motorists, and highway workers. These include our work to secure safe vehicular speed, our automated enforcement program, and our success at ensuring bridge safety.

Work Zone Safety and Mobility

1,000 deaths and 43,000 injuries occur annually in work zones. MDOT SHA will do everything possible to prevent further injury and death. This site includes safety guidelines, safety training for workers, compliance measures, and a work zone safety “toolbox” with rules, safety equipment, law enforcement and safety innovations.