In 2017, a total of 558 people were killed on Maryland roads. These are more than just numbers. They are mothers, fathers, children, spouses and friends whose families and communities have been devastated. We all have the ability and responsibility to prevent these crashes, prevent serious injuries and prevent death on our roads. It’s also important for everyone occupying a vehicle to wear their seat belt…every seat…every time. In addition, for your safety, you should make sure you use crosswalks when walking or biking. Take the MDOT Traffic Safety Pledge!
As a Maryland driver, I pledge to:
• Have everyone wear their seat belt;
• Always have a safe and sober ride;
• Park the phone before driving;
• Use crosswalks and be seen while walking or biking;
• Look for pedestrians and motorcyclists and give bicyclists three feet of clearance;
• Wear proper protective gear while riding a motorcycle; and
• Give myself time. Speed is a factor in many crashes and greatly increases their severity.

MDOT Traffic Safety Pledge
Toward Zero Deaths Maryland Every Life Counts