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Department of Transportation


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. 

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.

Safe System Approach

SSA is an approach that aims to eliminate fatal and serious injuries for all road users.


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

Intelligent Transportation Systems

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

Safe Driver Smart Options

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

Safe Routes to School

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

Operation Lifesaver

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

Road Safety Audits

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

Local Safety Initiative

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

Local Road Safety Plans

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