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The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety (MeBHS) has the responsibility of effectively administering and utilizing Federal Section 402 Highway Safety Funds and other related incentive grants received from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). These funds are used for planning, implementing and evaluating behavioral highway safety programs and projects with the overall goal of reducing the resulting deaths, injuries and property damages caused by motor vehicle crashes.
The Bureau is the leader in coordinating the safety efforts of federal, state and local organizations involved in Maine traffic safety. Our programs are intended to improve the human behavior of drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists.
The Highway Safety Office Director chairs the State Traffic Records Coordinating Committee (TRCC): This statewide stakeholder group facilitates the planning, coordination and implementation of traffic records projects to improve the state’s traffic records systems. The TRCC is a partnership of public safety officials, transportation system managers, law enforcement, emergency medical services, and motor vehicle bureau representatives with a purpose of improving the accessibility, timeliness, accuracy, integration, uniformity and completeness of statewide traffic-related systems.
In addition to administering NHTSA federal grant funds, the MeBHS is also responsible for:
- Managing Maine’s Implied Consent Program
- The Maine Driving Dynamics Program
- The Federal Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS)