Toward Zero Deaths

Moving Mississippi Toward Zero Deaths

Toward Zero Deaths (TZD) is a national safety strategy adopted in Mississippi to bring stakeholders together toward a common vision. That vision is a highway system free of fatalities through a sustained decline in transportation-related deaths and injuries.

In 2017, there were 690 traffic fatalities in Mississippi with 21 percent involving alcohol. Speed was a factor in 59 fatalities, or about 9 percent.

Drivers and occupants are not the only people killed in crashes. In 2017, 71 pedestrians and seven cyclists were killed. And in work zones, there were four fatalities.

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

MDOT has adopted the Toward Zero Deaths vision as a part of its highway safety plan. Many MDOT projects include safety implementations that help reduce the number of fatal crashes on our roadways.

How you can help:

  • Avoid distractions
  • Put down the phone
  • Wear your seatbelt
  • Find a designated driver
  • Don’t speed
  • Use caution in work zones
  • Watch out for cyclists and pedestrians
  • Take the Safe Driver Pledge

MDOT's Safety Education Outreach
Using tools, such as simulators, videos and lectures, MDOT provides community outreach and education, encouraging preventative safety measures for schools and safety events. Learn more about our Safety Education Outreach Program.

National TZD Steering Committee