Maryland DOT Launches Look Up, Look Out Campaign for Pedestrian Safety


Every year, more than 100 pedestrians are killed in Maryland as a result of a crash, and nearly 2,500 more are injured. The Baltimore metropolitan region is especially hard hit, with Baltimore City and Baltimore, Carroll, Harford, Anne Arundel and Queen Anne’s counties combining to account for more than 40 percent of annual pedestrian fatalities for each of the past three years.  In 2015, 48 pedestrians were killed on Maryland roads in the Baltimore metropolitan region, an increase from 2014 when there were 47 fatalities. 

To combat this problem and save lives, officials from the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Baltimore City Department of Transportation (BDOT) joined law enforcement and local safety advocates to launch the Look Up, Look Out pedestrian safety campaign.  This new campaign uses education, enforcement, and engineering tactics to increase awareness about pedestrian safety throughout the region.

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