The single most important service offered by the OHS is coordination. The OHS promotes and facilitates highway safety activities involving agencies from across the state. Each project is intended to make Mississippi roads safer for all to enjoy. Our goal is to ensure that all aspects of highway safety are addressed, including safety belts, driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs, pedestrian safety, bicycle safety, child passenger safety, speed control, motorcycle safety, traffic recordkeeping, and traffic engineering.
Additionally, our highway safety staff works closely with agencies, local entities and volunteers to organize and implement effective community awareness programs. Another facet of OHS activities includes the inititation and support of legislative proposals in highway safety. The staff provide support to legislative subcommittees by developing position papers, testimony and legislative summaries.