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Highway Safety Information and Programs

Safety is our priority at the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA). Here is important safety information for you and your loved ones.

Toward Zero Deaths

Maryland’s traffic safety community has a clear, unified mission – to move the State and all those on our roads Toward Zero Deaths. Follow the link to the Maryland Highway Safety Office’s programs about aggressive driving, distracted driving, impaired driving, motorcycle safety, pedestrian safety, seat belts & car seats, and outreach to help save lives.

Drive Safely in Maryland

Review important regulations, requirements and guidelines you should follow. Learn about the annual October Drive Safely to Work Week.

What to Do If You’ve Been in a Collision - Move It

Keep this in your car in case of emergency.

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

Motorists: Follow the tips in these safety campaigns to share our roads safely with those on foot and on two wheels.

Railway Crossing Emergency Numbers

Use this reference if you see an accident at a railroad crossing.

Drive to Survive in Winter Weather

When the temperature drops and the snow starts, here’s some help for you.

Safe Routes to School Program

Learn how to apply for federal funds that can be used in infrastructure and non-infrastructure programs that benefit elementary and middle school children.

Traffic Signs & Signals Control and Placement

See how MDOT SHA determines where to place traffic signs and signals.