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Safety Programs and Safety Data

The District Department of Transportation promotes the safety of the commuting public by offering safety programs and information to District residents.

Please call the Citywide Call Center at 311, or submit an Online Service Request for further assistance.

Child Safety Seat Program - Rear-facing car seat with child belted-inCar Safety Seat Program

The District of Columbia government is making it easier for District residents to protect their families.

School Crossing Guard Program - Crossing guards at work on DC street School Crossing Guard Program

DDOT's School Crossing Guard Program works to improve the safety for students who walk, bicycle, or take transit to school.

Speed Study Data and Map - Speed gauge 55 mphSpeed Study Data and Map

All states, including the District of Columbia, formulate their speed regulations on the basis of some form of the basic speed law.

Traffic Safety Crash Reports - Traffic accident between a black and white carTraffic Safety Crash Reports

DDOT provides information and recommendations regarding traffic accident issues within DC.
DC StreetSafe: Automated Traffic Enforcement

Surveys consistently show unsafe and aggressive driving to be among the top public safety concerns of DC residents.

Slow Down SignTen Most Critical Intersections

The Traffic Control Officer branch of DDOT will provide traffic management to the ten most critical intersections in the District of Columbia.
In 2015, Ward 3 Councilmember Mary Cheh coordinated site visits to five “high crash” intersections with DDOT during an 8-day period from August 27 to September 5 as part of the Vision Zero initiative.