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About Us

The Maine Bureau of Highway Safety (MeBHS) has the responsibility of effectively administering and utilizing Federal Section 402 Highway Safety Funds and other related grants received from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  These funds are used for planning, implementing and evaluating behavioral highway safety programs and projects with the overall goal of reducing the resulting deaths, injuries and property damages caused by motor vehicle crashes.

The Bureau is the leader in coordinating the safety efforts of federal, state and local organizations involved in Maine traffic safety.  Our programs are intended to improve the human behavior of drivers, passengers, pedestrians and cyclists. 

In addition to administering NHTSA federal grant funds, the MeBHS is also responsible for:

  • Managing Maine’s Implied Consent Program 
  • The Maine Driving Dynamics Program 
  • The Federal Fatal Analysis Reporting System (FARS)

Mission of the Bureau

Our mission is to save lives and reduce injuries on the state’s roads and highways through leadership, innovation, facilitation, project and program support, and work in partnership with other public and private organizations.