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Every year, crashes on Michigan roads cause devastating injuries, deaths, and economic losses. In fact, statistics show that in Michigan a person dies in a traffic crash every eight hours, seven minutes. Road safety and traffic-related deaths remains one of the most challenging issues facing Michigan and the United States.
That is why MDOT is committed to improving safety for all road users - motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians - through technology and innovation.
Cable Median Barrier
Cable median barrier saves lives by preventing vehicles from leaving the road and striking another object.
MDOT is working to create better, safer roads for all users by providing services that support walking and pedestrian safety.
Roundabouts are easy to navigate and have been proven to safely decrease traffic delays and congestion.
Single-Point Urban Interchange (SPUI)
A SPUI moves more traffic through a smaller amount of space.
6-Inch Pavement Markings
6-inch-wide pavement markings improve safety and guidance on Michigan trunklines for both human and machine-vision drivers.
MDOT and the Michigan State Police jointly set speed limits that are based on the 85th percentile speed.
Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures all have an effect on how we safely drive during winter conditions.