Driver, Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

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Safety is our priority at the Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (SHA). Our Be Street Wise safety campaign targets all roadway users, as it’s an issue that affects the entire community of all ages– drivers, walkers and bicyclists during the day and at night.

The Be Street Wise campaign reminds everyone to follow the rules of the road and traffic laws. The goal of the campaign is to make Maryland roadways safer. SHA uses a context-driven approach in the planning and engineering of roadways to provide access and mobility for all users. Education must always support engineering, and that’s why Be Street Wise is so important.

Through grassroots outreach, public relations and marketing, SHA is urging drivers to stay alert, obey the posted speed limit and stop for pedestrians. At the same time, pedestrians are reminded to stay visible, use crosswalks, wait for the walk signal when available and remember to look left, right, and left again before crossing. And, bicyclists are reminded to stop at all red lights and stop signs, ride with traffic—never against it, and to wear a helmet.

To learn more about the Be Street Wise safety campaign including specific information on driver safety, pedestrian safety and bicycle safety, click on links below:

Drive​r Safety

Pedestrian Safety

Bicycle Safety

For more information on the OC Walk Smart! Drive Smart! Bike Smart! campaign that SHA developed with our partners to keep visitors vacationing in the Town of Ocean City and its residents safe, visit www.oceancitymd.go​v/oc/walksmart/.