Message from the Director

Welcome to our website! MeBHS hopes you can find the information you need to stay safe on Maine’s roads.

The mission of the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety is to save lives and reduce injuries on Maine's roads and highways through leadership, innovation, facilitation, project and program support, and working in partnership with other public and private organizations.  Our efforts are based on the concept that any death or injury is one too many and that traffic crashes are not accidents, but are preventable. To achieve that goal, we focus a lot on statistics. We spend a lot of time and money on education, making sure Maine parents know how to safely transport their children and that young adults think of the consequences of drinking and driving and driving while distracted.

Each loss of life on Maine’s roads is preventable and I know that road fatalities cause broken hearts and broken families. This is why the staff of the Maine Bureau of Highway Safety work each day to develop grants in order to reduce traffic fatalities.

There are many ways that you can help to reduce the number of traffic fatalities in Maine. Buckle your seat belt with every ride, Drive Sober and Don’t Text and Drive. These are just a few of the many things every Mainer can do to reduce fatalities.

The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety would like everyone to “Survive Your Drive”.

Sincerely,
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Lauren Stewart
Director