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Welcome to Mississippi Department of Transportation's Traffic Safety Website 
 
 
 
Our Mission Statement: The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) is responsible for providing a safe intermodal transportation network that is planned, designed, constructed, and maintained in an effective, cost-efficient, and environmentally sensitive manner.
 
From the Mission Statement, it is the MDOT's mission into provide a safe transportation environment for all road users in Mississippi. The Safety Section of MDOT was created to help MDOT achieve its goal of providing safer roads and reducing the number of fatal and serious injury crashes within our state.
 
Each year, too many lives are lost on our roadways in the United States. To help reduce the loss of life, MDOT's Safety Section partners with other divisions within MDOT as well as entities outside of MDOT, such as law enforcement, health/medical professionals, educators, non-profit organizations, and the general public.
 
The Safety Section of MDOT is responsible for:
Highway Safety Improvement Program
 Strategic Highway
 Engineering Programs
Highway Safety
Improvement Program
Strategic Highway
Safety Plan
Engineering
Programs

The Highway Safety Improvement Program is the Federal program used by MDOT to identify and mitigate locations across Mississippi that exhibit the highest need for safety improvements. 

The Mississippi Strategic Highway Safety Plan is a data-driven document developed through collaborative partnerships with many Mississippi agencies targeting our state’s Critical Emphasis Areas and guides Mississippi’s safety effort to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injury crashes.

This section describes the types of projects constructed and the countermeasures used by MDOT to improve the safety of Mississippi roadways for all road users.

Safety Education Programs
Safety Education Programs     
MS Safe Routes to Schools
Through the use of interactive education tools, such as simulators, videos and lectures, MDOT provides community outreach and education, encouraging preventative safety measures for schools and safety events.
The Safe Route to Schools program strives to enable and encourage all children in Kindergarten through 8th Grade to walk and bicycle safely to and from school.
 
 

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