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Efforts

New guardrail installed for safety.
Department of Transportation

Efforts

Transportation-related safety efforts include programs that aim for safer roads and users. These safety efforts or initiatives often focus on working or partnering with local road agencies or first responders to increase road safety, and decrease road injuries and fatalities.

Learn more about MDOT's safety efforts. 

Graphic displaying Michigan's weekly road fatality numbers.

Toward Zero Deaths

TZD is a national campaign that focuses on creating a culture of safety to eliminate fatal and serious injuries on our roads.

Toward Zero Deaths
A student biking across a new Gateway Treatment for Pedestrian Crossing in Okemos, Michigan, as a car waits.

Safe System Approach

SSA is a human-centered, holistic approach that aims to eliminate fatal and serious injuries for all road users. 

Safe System Approach
Police and fire first responders securing a crash scene.

Mi-TIME

Mi-TIME is a partnership between agencies that work to safely and efficiently clear traffic incidents from Michigan's roads.

Mi-TIME
Traffic monitoring displays at the MITSCenter in Detroit.

Intelligent Transportation Systems

ITS is a combination of technologies that help improve safety and travel.

Intelligent Transportation Systems
To older adults driving and waving out the window.

Safe Driver Smart Options

SDSO provides options and resources for active older drivers and those considering limiting their driving.

Safe Driver Smart Options
Children crossing the street with a crossing guard on Walk to School Day and Safe Routes to School.

Safe Routes to School

SRTS is a movement that makes it safe, convenient, and fun for children to bicycle and walk to school.

Michigan Safe Routes to School
A 110 mph Amtrak Train at crossing in a small town.

Operation Lifesaver

Operation Lifesaver is a public education program designed to help prevent crashes at highway/rail grade-crossings.

Michigan Operation Lifesaver
A road with a dedicated turn lane and pedestrian crossing for safety.

Road Safety Audits

RSA is a formal safety performance examination of an existing or future road or intersection.

Road Safety Audits
A newly paved road with rumble strips and guardrail for safety.

Local Safety Initiative

LSI is a free, voluntary program that helps local agencies identify safety issues and improve the safety of local roads.

Local Safety Initiative
A family crossing a busy road at a designated pedestrian crosswalk area.

Local Road Safety Plans

LRSP defines areas and strategies that impact local roads and provides a framework for safety enhancements.

Local Road Safety Plans