Cheswick’s friendly crab persona teaches Maryland residents and visitors to Walk Smart, Drive Smart and Bike Smart while visiting Ocean City’s beaches but also every day — no matter where their travels take them. Cheswick the Crab is named in honor of Matthew Cheswick, a 22-year-old college student who was struck and killed by an impaired driver while walking along Coastal Highway in 2012.

The resources on this page can be used to help educate students on the importance of walking, bicycling and riding in the car safely.

Cheswick The Crab And The Smart Summer Book

Download your copy of Cheswick the Crab and the Smart Summer Book.

OC Walk Smart

The Town of Ocean City swells to one of Maryland’s largest cities during the summer months with a population that changes each and every weekend. Through the three E’s of safety – engineering, education and enforcement, MDOT SHA and partner organizations are working together to keep Ocean City streets safe.

Want us to come to your school?

Our Community Engagement team would love to come out and talk about safety! Please fill out the outreach request form.