Data, Publications, and Resources

Crashes are devastating, with 30,000 – 35,000 fatalities occurring in the US in an average year. That number is close to the population of Lewiston! There is a lot of information available to educate people on transportation safety issues. Various agencies develop local safety information about Maine, but national studies certainly broaden the understanding of what the trends are and why they are happening, and contribute ideas for decreasing crash frequency and severity. The links here are a sample of the information that is available from various Maine and US sources.

Crash Data

MaineDOT can extract any police reported crash data from its data warehouse.  The crash data can report on statewide trends, corridor performance, or a particular item of interest such as moose crashes. Data does help drive our strategies and direct funds that are dedicated to safety improvements.  The linked information here provides recent crash data findings of interest.

General Resources

This link lists other available resources not related to the topics/areas identified as Strategic Areas, Flash Facts, or Crash Data.

General Transportation Safety

Seasonal Transportation Safety

The Maine Transportation Safety Coalition (MTSC) says, "Safety is always in season."  Read these tips to help you to drive safely throughout the year.

School Bus Safety

Community Resources and Organizations

State and Federal Agencies