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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.

Drive Safely Work Week (DSWW)

Join the annual effort to increase awareness.

Driving Safety in Work Zones

Be careful when you pass a highway work. Protect yourself, your passengers, and those who build our roads.

Bicycle Safety

Learn important ways to guard drivers and bicyclists.

Pedestrian Safety

Look up, look out. Review important tips for pedestrians and drivers. Print out a tip card in English or Spanish.

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

Keep this in your car in case of emergency.

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