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Moving Maryland

Toward Zero Deaths


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Goal: To ensure a safe, secure,
and resilient transportation
system for all users

Objective: Reduce the number


of lives lost and injuries sustained
on Maryland roads

Strategy: Build partnerships to


strengthen state and local efforts
to improve safety
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FROM PLAN
TO ACTION

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MD MOTOR VEHICLE OCCUPANT FATALITY
CONTRIBUTING FACTORS
1,563 motor vehicle
Unbelted = 493 occupant deaths
for the period
(32% of all fatalities) 2013-2017
Maryland’s (non-pedestrian and
2019
Observed non-motorcycle).
SB Rate: 191
90.4% Sixty-four percent
(n=993) involved
61 178 speeding,
63 impairment, or
lack of belt use.
136 65 299

Speed = 325 Impaired = 605


5 Year Totals
(21% of all) (39% of all)
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NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION SUMMARY
700

Statewide Fatalities
Regional Fatalities
Regional Fatalities
600

500

400

300

200

100

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NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION SUMMARY
7000

6000
Statewide Serious Injuries Regional Serious Injuries

5000

4000

3000

2000

1000

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NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION SUMMARY
800
Statewide Non-motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries Regional Non-motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries

700

600

500

400

300

200

100

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Regional Partnerships, Resources & Outreach Program
Allegany Washington Cecil
Carroll Harford
Garrett
Baltimore
County
Frederick

Kent
Howard

• Overall grant funds obligated


Montgomery Queen
Anne’s

• Statewide - $12.6 million Prince


Talbot

• National Capital Region - $1.7 million George’s

• Funds used to support media,


Charles

Dorchester
St.
enforcement, education, and other
Wicomico
Mary's

Worcester

programs. Somerset

• Fiscal year 2019


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Regional Partnerships, Resources & Outreach Program
Allegany Washington Cecil
Carroll Harford
Garrett
Baltimore
County
Frederick

Kent
Howard

• Overall grant funds obligated


Montgomery Queen
Anne’s

• National Capital Region - $1.7 million Prince


Talbot

• Buckle Up/Phone Down George’s

• Street Smart Charles

Dorchester
• Frederick Safe Kids (FCHD) St.
Mary's
Wicomico

• Impaired, OP, pedestrian enforcement Somerset


Worcester

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ENGINEERING FOR SAFETY- TOGETHER

KNOWLEDGE TRAINING AND BUILDING


SHARING EDUCATION PARTNERSHIPS

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KNOWLEDGE SHARING
Within Maryland
• Regular exchange of ideas with local jurisdictions- Maryland
Traffic Engineers Council (MTEC), Maryland Municipal
League, Maryland Association of Counties.
• MTEC members include jurisdictions like Montgomery
County, City of Laurel etc.
• Participation with Industry Partners – Maryland
Transportation Builders and Materials Association (MTBMA)
Outside of Maryland
• Participation in national conferences
• Participation and organization of peer exchanges
• Hosting visits from other countries

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KNOWLEDGE SHARING
o MDOT SHA serves as FHWA liaison for
local agencies within Maryland
• Support with implementation of Rapid
Rectangular Flashing Beacons, Green
Pavement Marking, Bike signals etc.
• Provide support as Subject Matter Expert

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TRAINING AND EDUCATION
o Work Zone safety training in
partnership with MTBMA on a
regular basis
o Continuous education and self
improvement for MDOT SHA Staff
(Highway Safety Manual,
Interactive Highway Safety Design
Model, etc.)
o Research efforts
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BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS
o Participation in Safety Audits
o SHA has conducted 7 PRSA’s in
Montgomery County and 10 in Prince
George’s County to date.
o Cross jurisdictional participation
o Local representation/participation in the
Strategic Highway Safety Plan

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BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS WITH
LAW ENFORCEMENT
o On-site police liaison
o Partnership agreements
o Automated enforcement
o Commercial vehicle safety

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BEST PRACTICES SHARED
o Automated Speed Enforcement (PA, VT,
NJ, WV, MA)
o Smarter Work Zones - National
Operations Center of Excellence
Smarter Work Zones Workshop
o Signal System Retiming (BMC and
WashCOG)
o Railroad Crossing Safety (Peer
Exchanges and National
Conferences) 16
BEST PRACTICES REVIEWED/IMPLEMENTED
o High Friction Surface Treatment – PA
o Mumble Strips – DE
o Work Zone Pavement Marking/Masking –
NC
o Pedestrian Safety Guidelines Development
– Peer reviews by CT, FL, ME, MN, NY, OH,
PA, VT, VA, WA, WI, DC

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CONTACTS
Anyesha Mookherjee, Deputy Director
Office of Traffic & Safety
MDOT State Highway Administration
AMookherjee@mdot.maryland.gov

Timothy Kerns, Director


MDOT Maryland Highway Safety Office
tkerns@mdot.maryland.gov

Kari Snyder, Regional Planner


Maryland Department of Transportation
ksnyder3@mdot.Maryland.gov
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