Be the Driver — Who Saves Lives

For the first time ever, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office is launching an all-encompassing highway safety campaign focused on safe driving behaviors, aptly named Be the Driver. The animated campaign depicts common situations that drivers, riders, and pedestrians often face and illustrates each road users’ personal responsibility. The ads will be featured year-round on local television, streaming music platforms, billboards, social media, and digital advertisement and be coupled with enforcement waves from state and local law enforcement agencies as part of a high visibility highway safety effort.

Be the SHARE THE ROAD Driver: Our pedestrian safety campaigns remind motorists, pedestrians, and bicyclists to look out for one another and travel safely.

 

Be the LOOK TWICE Driver: Sometimes you see them, many times you don’t. To raise awareness and encourage all travelers to share the road with motorcycle riders, Governor Larry Hogan has proclaimed May as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month in Maryland.

Be the FOCUSED Driver: April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration’s (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office and AAA Mid-Atlantic are working with state and local law enforcement to encourage motorists to Be the FOCUSED Driver.

Be the SOBER Driver: This year St. Patrick’s Day may look a little different as Maryland continues to stress social distancing and COVID-19 precautions. But for those planning to celebrate with family and friends, Be the SOBER Driver.

October 29, 2020 – With two significant events this weekend – Halloween on Saturday, October 31, and shortened daylight hours with the end of Daylight Saving Time on Sunday, November 1 – the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) Highway Safety Office and the MDOT State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) are reminding motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists to look out for one another and travel safely.

September 24, 2020 – When it comes to safety on Maryland’s roads, the Maryland Department of Transportation Motor Vehicle Administration (MDOT MVA) has a message for drivers: don’t just talk about saving lives behind the wheel, be the driver who does it.