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Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Distracted Drivers are a menace on the roadways. Choose Safety for Life!

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There’s more to a road than asphalt and concrete. Roads are built and maintained to connect communities, protect the natural environment and ensure the safety of drivers, cyclists and pedestrians alike.

SHA TV is a free online gallery of videos produced and filmed by the Maryland State Highway Administration for Maryland citizens and travelers. This library of footage provides viewers a closer look into the many hats worn by Maryland State Highway Administration employees.

In this collection are a variety of videos including public service announcements, construction site footage from major projects such as the Intercounty Connector (ICC), coverage of SHA press conferences, snow footage, safety, how-to videos and much more. We invite you to come behind the scenes, get a closer look and enjoy!

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Co-Workers
Drunk co-workers get busted by Invisible Cops. They'll see you before you see them. Drive Sober, or Get Pulled Over.
Night Ends for These Buddies
Think before you and your buddies go out and drive drunk. Drive sober or get pulled over.
Maryland Motorcycle Safety Video
This is a motorcycle Safety Video developed by McAndrew COmpany for the Maryland Highway Safety Office
StreetSmart DC Version
Street Smart is an annual public education, awareness and behavioral change campaign in the Washington, DC, suburban Maryland and northern Virginia area. Since its beginning in 2002, the campaign has used radio, newspaper, and transit advertising, public awareness efforts, and added law enforcement to respond to the challenges of pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
StreetSmart Maryland Version
Street Smart is an annual public education, awareness and behavioral change campaign in the Washington, DC, suburban Maryland and northern Virginia area. Since its beginning in 2002, the campaign has used radio, newspaper, and transit advertising, public awareness efforts, and added law enforcement to respond to the challenges of pedestrian and bicyclist safety.
Maryland Law: Approaching a Non-Functioning Traffic Light
Motorists are reminded of a new law that takes effect on October 1, 2012 regarding actions drivers must take when approaching intersections with non-functioning traffic signals. Also learn the required actions when approaching a flashing red or yellow light or when a police officer is in an intersection directing traffic.
Maryland's New Scooter Law
Learn how to prepare yourself for the new Scooter/Moped Law in Maryland. If you are an owner or operator, please listen carefully as to the new regulations that will take effect on October 1, 2012.
Maryland 511 helps you reach the beach!
Use the Maryland 511 service for official traffic and weather updates. It's available by telephone and online at http://md511.org CC: Hi this is Charlie Gischlar for SHA TV. Going away this weekend and using the bridge? Don't forget to use 511 and prompt reach the beach for the latest information to and from the ocean resorts from the Bay Bridge.
Maryland Scenic Byways - Worth The Drive
Order or download your FREE maps & guide: http://visitmaryland.org/pages/byways.aspx Maryland's off-the-highway collection of inviting views, magical main streets, enduring history and engaging places.
www.TowardZeroDeathsMD.com - Seat Belts
www.TowardZeroDeathsMD.com More than 500 people die on Maryland roads every year. These are all family, friends and neighbors -- not just statistics. Every person that dies is a loss that is sudden, shocking, and unpredictable. Death and injury should not be an acceptable consequence of driving. It has never been for airlines, trains or ships. Why motor vehicles? That's why so many are working Toward Zero Deaths on America's roadways through policy, public health, education, enforcement and other efforts.
Toward Zero Deaths - Maryland - Impaired Driving
More than 500 people die on Maryland roads every year. These are all family, friends and neighbors -- not just statistics. Every person that dies is a loss that is sudden, shocking, and unpredictable. Death and injury should not be an acceptable consequence of driving. It has never been for airlines, trains or ships. Why motor vehicles? That's why so many are working Toward Zero Deaths on America's roadways through policy, public health, education, enforcement and other efforts.
Maryland Leads Nation in Work Zone Safety Awareness Kick-Off
Maryland hosted National Work Zone Awareness Week to call attention to the dangers faced by workers and motorists on the road. Watch this video for a message that is not only relevant for a week or month but year-round. When you're driving, pay attention and obey the posted speed limit. Safer driving. Safer work zones. For everyone.
Ray Rice: "Myshaun's Story"
Baltimore Ravens Pro Bowl Running Back Ray Rice and his family suffered a devastating tragedy in 1998 when Ray's cousin, Myshaun Rice, and his wife Darlene, were killed in a St. Patrick's Day crash caused by a drunk driver. Ray is now the spokesperson for the Checkpoint Strikeforce campaign. Ray encourages people to celebrate responsibly so that similar tragedies don't occur. His speech was videotaped in Fells Point (Baltimore, MD) in August, 2010.
Maryland Cell Phone Ban Event
Make your vehicle a No Phone Zone! Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley, Maryland State Police Colonel Terrence Sheridan, Senator Jennie Forehand, Delegate James Malone and AAA Mid-Atlantic Public and Government Affairs Manager Ragina Averella spoke recently at an event to ban cell phones as of October 1, 2010 in Maryland.
Maryland Cell Phone Ban PSA
Students Leah Shenfeld and Shawn Markow from Pikesville High School won a National Grand Prize Award from AAA for this television public service announcement encouraging safer teen driving and announcing the Maryland Cell Phone Ban effective October 1, 2010.
Back to School
With nearly one million Maryland children back in the classroom for the 2010-2011 school year, a review of the "rules of the road" can go a long way toward keeping youngsters safe on their way to and from school. Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley gives tips to school children and drivers.
Welcome to SHA!
A brief overview of the Maryland Department of Transportation agencies, including the Maryland State Highway Administration, Maryland Transportation Authority, Maryland Transit Administration, Maryland Aviation Administration, Maryland Motor Vehicle Administration & Maryland Port Administration
Hampstead's 'Bypass Babies'
The Maryland State Highway Administration recently enlisted the help of students from Hampstead Elementary School and Sandymount Elementary School to name the 40 goats that are being used to keep vegetation under control on the Hampstead Bypass - Maryland Route 30 in Carroll County. The "kids" named the herd the 'Bypass Babies'. The vegetation control helps with habitat for the threatened Bog Turtle. American Chestnut Trees were also recently planted along the bypass in an effort to bring back these precious trees that were wiped out by blight more than a century ago.
ARRA Event: Baltimore Beltway
The Maryland State Highway Administration announces the beginning of construction for the I-695 (Baltimore Beltway) bridge over MD 26 (Liberty Road) in Baltimore County, MD. The project was made possible with funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Guest speakers include Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley, United States Senator Benjamin L. Cardin and United States Congressman C.A. "Dutch" Ruppersberger. The event was hosted by Maryland Department of Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley.
ICC Earth Day 2010
The Maryland State Highway Administration hosted an Earth Day event at the Washington Christian School. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Raphael was a surprise guest. SHA explained environmental stewardship efforts on the ICC project and enlisted the help of the school children to help protect the Eastern Box Turtle. SHA uses search dogs and transponders to relocate turtles during construction.
Maryland Safe Zones 2010
Maryland State Highway Administration Safe Zones Press Conference April 14, 2010. Laurie Moser (whose husband, Rick Moser, was killed in a work zone), Neill Pedersen (SHA Administrator), Harold Bartlett (Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of Transportation).
BRAC Event, Aberdeen 2010
BRAC event, Aberdeen Maryland
Smart, Green and Growing: Hampstead Bypass
During Earth Month (April, 2010), the Maryland State Highway Administration added yet another environmental stewardship initiative to the Maryland Route 30 Hampstead Bypass. SHA Environmental Manager Bill Branch went out on location with the American Chestnut Foundation (Gary Carver) and students from North Carroll High School to begin developing an American Chestnut Tree orchard in Carroll County. The Hampstead Bypass was previously recognized for environmental stewardship for the protection of the Bog Turtle and the use of goats to manage vegitation instead of heavy maintenance machinery. Habitat was also created for the Baltimore Checkerspot Butterfly.
Bridge Implosion - MD 623 over Broad Creek
The Maryland Route 623 bridge over Broad Creek in Harford County was imploded (around 1995) to make way for a new bridge. The implosion was caught on tape and is shown at regular speed and in super slow motion. This footage was requested by students and faculty of Hereford Middle School and provided by the Maryland State Highway Administration.
Rick Moser Work Zone video
The family of Rick Moser, Maryland State Highway Administration Team Leader who was killed while working out on the road in 2007, put together this video to encourage responsible driving - especially near work zones. Sometimes adults can learn valuable lessons from the observations of teenagers who are taking notice of driving habits and driver inattention. Choose Safety For Life!

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