Safety Awareness

Safety is our number one priority at the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA).

HAWK Pedestrian Safety Beacon

Although a HAWK Beacon may look different than other traffic signals, it is a traffic control device designed to help pedestrians cross busy streets safely. This tip card provides guidance for both drivers and pedestrians.

HAWK Safety Beacon Tip Card​​

HAWK Safety Beacon Tip Card

HAWK Safety Beacon Tip Card in Spanish (en Español)​​​

HAWK Safety Beacon Tip Card in Spanish (en Español)


Roundabout, which made their debut in the U.S. early in the 20th century, reduce injuries and make roadways safer. Maryland launched an intensive program to build them in the 1990s.

Survival Skills for Driving in Winter

Don’t take a chance in ice and snow. Follow these important tips.

Work Zone Safety

Work zones are where Maryland highways grow. They also present a danger to motorists and workers. Follow safety guidelines when you pass a work zone.

Drivers, Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Learn safety measures that protect all those who use the roads. ​