Highway Safety Information and Programs

Safety is our priority at the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA). Here is important information for you and your loved ones about the Toward Zero Deaths program, driving safely in Maryland, what to do if you've been in a collision, pedestrian and bicycle safety, driving in ice and snow, traffic signs and signals, and the Safe Routes to School Program.

Zero Deaths Maryland

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 Zero Deaths Maryland 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.

Pedestrian and Bicyclist Fatalities – Infrastructure Review​​

MDOT SHA evaluates all fatal crashes on state highways to determine whether safety improvements are needed.​ ​

Crash Responder Safety Week​

The national event takes place annually during the first full week of November.

Drive Safely in Maryland

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

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.

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.