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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 8 hours, 7 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, pedestrians, and bicyclists - through technology and innovation.
Median Cable Guardrail
Median cable guardrail saves lives by preventing vehicles from leaving the road and striking another object.Learn More
MDOT is working to create better, safer roads for all user by providing services that support walking and pedestrian safety.Learn More
Roundabouts are easy to navigate and have been proven to safely decrease traffic delays and congestion.Learn More
Single-Point Urban Interchange
A SPUI moves more traffic through a smaller amount of space.Learn More
Six-Inch Pavement Markings
Six-inch wide pavement markings improve safety and guidance on Michigan trunklines for both human and machine vision drivers.Learn More
MDOT and the Michigan State Police jointly set speed limits that are based on the 85th percentile speed.Learn More
Snow, ice, and freezing temperatures all have an effect on how we safely drive during winter conditions.Learn More