SHA Maintenance Shops Offer Vests to Help Protect Little Feet Seeking Halloween Treats; Trick or Treaters and Drivers Urged to Look Out for Each Other

(October 24, 2018) – All superheroes, princesses, ghosts and goblins deserve to be seen this Halloween. The Maryland Department of Transportation State Highway Administration (MDOT SHA) will lend reflective vests to children and their chaperones as part of the annual “Vests for Visibility” Program. Designed to be worn over clothing, the reflective vests help increase the visibility of pedestrians. Every day and especially on Halloween which brings increased nighttime pedestrian activity, everyone needs to follow the rules of the road, see and be seen.

Parents can pick up vests between Monday, October 29 through Wednesday, October 31 from   8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The reflective vests will be issued on a first come, first served basis and need to be returned by Friday, November 2.  

“The Vests for Visibility program is another way that we are stressing how critical it is to have a conversation about pedestrian safety with the walkers and drivers in your family,” said MDOT SHA Administrator Gregory Slater. “With the upcoming time change and dusk arriving earlier in the day, we want to make sure that drivers and pedestrians are looking out for each other, so everyone stays safe.”

Throughout the year, MDOT SHA promotes it’s Look Up, Look Out campaign which is an education initiative that reminds travelers that pedestrian safety is a two-way street. The campaign urges both drivers and pedestrians to make safe, smart choices on the road. The effort includes public service announcements, billboards, community outreach and social media efforts. To keep the message in front of our youngest pedestrians, members of the Washington Redskins and Baltimore Ravens football organizations will be visiting elementary schools throughout Maryland for Walk Smart assemblies.

Safety Tips

  • Stop for pedestrians – Maryland law requires motorists to stop for pedestrians in crosswalks and intersections.
  • Stay alert – park the mobile phone.
  • Obey the speed limit. Speeding only makes it more difficult to stop unexpectedly.
  • Motorists should be more cautious during peak trick-or-treating hours 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Enter and exit driveways slowly. Use caution when turning at intersections.
  • Be alert for children darting across the street and crossing between parked cars.
  • When driving children to and from different activities, make sure all seat belts are fastened and let children out of the car on the curbside.
  • Never drink and drive. Designate a sober driver.


  • Look left, right, and left again before crossing the street.
  • Cross at crosswalks or intersections.
  • Be sure to see and be seen. Avoid dark clothing, wear bright colors and use reflective devices such as vests and blinking lights.
  • Avoid costumes that may impair vision.
  • Make eye contact with drivers when crossing the street.
  • Stay alert and be on the lookout for cars traveling above the speed limit.

2018 Vests for Visibility Participating SHA Maintenance Shops -interactive map available by clicking here:

Allegany County 

LaVale Shop
1221 W. Braddock Road
LaVale, MD 21502
Phone: 301-729-8433 

Anne Arundel County 

Glen Burnie Shop
910 Stewart Ave
Glen Burnie, MD 21061

Annapolis Shop
138 Defense Highway
Annapolis, MD 21401

Baltimore County

Golden Ring Shop
8375 Pulaski Highway
Rosedale, MD 21237

Hereford Shop
306 Mount Carmel Road
Parkton, MD 21120
Phone: 410-329-6756

Owings Mills Shop
10690 Red Run Boulevard
Owings Mills, MD 21117
Phone: 410-363-1315

Calvert County 

Prince Frederick Shop
100 Hallowing Point Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Caroline County

Denton Shop
508 Caroline Street
Denton, MD 21629

Carroll County

Westminster Shop
150 Wyndtryst Drive
Westminster, MD 21157
Cecil County 

Elkton Shop
2024 E. Old Philadelphia Road
Elkton, MD 21922

Charles County

LaPlata Shop
Washington Ave
LaPlata, MD 20646

Dorchester County 

Cambridge Shop
750 Handley Road
Cambridge, MD 21701

Frederick County 

Frederick Shop
5111 Buckeystown Pike
Frederick, MD 21701

Garrett County 

Keyser’s Ridge Shop
3876 National Pike
Accident, MD 21520
Phone: 301-746-8141

Harford County

Churchville Shop
3050 Churchville Road
Churchville, MD 21028
Phone: 410-838-7788

Howard County

Dayton Shop
4401 MD 32Dayton, MD 21036

Kent County

Chestertown Shop
615 Morgnec Road
Chestertown, MD 21620

Montgomery County

Fairland Shop
12020 Plum Orchard Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20904

Gaithersburg Shop
502 Quince Orchard Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20760

Prince George’s County

Laurel Shop
400 Second Street
Laurel, MD 20707

Marlboro Shop
6500 S.E. Crain Highway
Upper Marlboro, MD 20772

Queen Anne’s County

Centreville Shop
111 Safety Drive
Centreville, MD 21617

Somerset County

Princess Anne Shop
10980 Market Lane
Princess Anne, MD 21853

St. Mary’s County

Leonardtown Shop
27345 Point Lookout Road
Leonardtown, MD. 20650

Talbot County

Easton Shop
8265 Ocean Gateway
Easton, MD 21601-0745

Washington County

Hagerstown Shop
18320 Col. Henry K. Douglas Drive
Hagerstown, MD 21740
Phone: 301-791-4790

Wicomico County

Salisbury Shop
660 West Road
Salisbury, MD 21802

Worcester County

Snow Hill Shop
5630 Market Street
Snow Hill, MD 21863