Crash Responder Safety Week

November 13-17, 2023​

Every few seconds, a traffic incident responder puts their life on the line to aid crash victims by safely and quickly clearing crash scenes and performing other duties that could prevent in secondary crash.​

The Federal Highway Administration began commemorating Crash Responder Safety Week (CRSW) in 2016, although back then it was called National Traffic Incident Responder Awareness Week (NTIR​AW). CRSW takes place annually the second full week in November. Today CRSW is used by local and national associations and state departments of transportation, including the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration, to bring attention to traffic incident responder safety. To learn more about CRSW, please visit the FHWA CRSW website​.

The Maryland State Highway Administration, along with our local and national partners, reminds all road users to Protect Those Who Protect You every day by:

  • staying alert when driving;
  • moving over when approaching all forms of traffic incident response—whether aiding a stalled vehicle, clearing roadway debris or responding to a crash;
  • slowing down if you cannot safely move over a lane.

Governor Wes Moore proclaimed November 13-17 Crash Responder Safety Week in Maryland.

Governor's proclamation Crash Responders Safety Week 2023

The Sta​​te Highway Administration’s emergency responder technicians patrol more than 2,000 lanes miles of roadway in Maryland.