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Moving Mississippi Toward Zero Deaths

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Motor Vehicle Crashes

Are the leading cause of deaths for teens in the U.S. MDOT is working to reduce the number of fatal crashes on our roadways.

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Zero deaths on highways should be the goal for Mississippi.

Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) is a national safety strategy that Mississippi has adopted to bring stakeholders together towards a common vision. That vision is a highway system free of fatalities through a sustained decline in transportation-related deaths and injuries. In 2014, there were 607 traffic fatalities in Mississippi. That same year, 32,719 people were killed on American highways.

Zero deaths on highways should be the goal for Mississippi. Help us drive Mississippi toward zero deaths.

#DriveSmartMS Tip 1:

Put your cell phone down while driving. Avoid distractions on your phone by putting it away while you're in the driver seat.

Get in the Game

MDOT has adopted the Toward Zero Deaths vision as a part of our highway safety plan. Get in the game and do your part to keep our highways safe.
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#DriveSmartMS Tip 2:

2 out of 3 people killed in motor vehicle crashes in Mississippi are not buckled up. Wear your seatbelt at all times.

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#DriveSmartMS Tip 3:

Find a desginated driver if you'll be drinking. Not only is it illegal, but you could endanger your life and others by getting behind the wheel while intoxicated.

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#DriveSmartMS Tip 4:

Remember to move over when you see highway workers in work zones or in emergency situations.

How You Can Help

Take the Safe Driver Pledge

National Partners

MDOT has joined a national effort to reduce highway fatalities and improve Misssissippi's roadways.