Maryland’s traffic safety community has a clear, unified mission – to move the state Toward Zero Deaths. There have been many strides made toward achieving this goal, but there have also been challenges that need to be faced in order to continue making progress.

Distracted Driving

Cell phone use is a leading cause of distraction. More than 28,000 people in Maryland are injured each year as a result of distracted driving-related crashes.

Impaired Driving

Crashes involving impaired drivers claimed the lives of 856 people over the last five years – 34% of all fatalities in Maryland during that time. Click below for more information.

Aggressive Driving

One of the most dangerous problems on our roads today is speeding and aggressive driving, which contributes to one-third of all crashes, injuries, and fatalities in Maryland.

Seat Belts

Every week over 80 people were injured in crashes when not wearing their seat belt. Seat belts reduce the risk of death to front-seat occupants by 45% and the risk of moderate to critical injury by 50%.

Pedestrian Safety

Pedestrians were among the few road users where deaths rose over the past several years. More than 100 pedestrians are killed each year in Maryland. Click below for more information.

Motorcycle Safety

Each year in Maryland, on average, more than 60 motorcyclists are killed in traffic crashes and another 1,700 riders and passengers are injured.

Calendar of Events

February 2018
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