The 5-cent Traffic Safety commemorative stamp was released for sale through the Baltimore, Maryland, post office on September 3, 1965.
Designed by Richard F. Hurd, the stamp emphasized the traffic safety goals which can be achieved through enforcement, education, and engineering. Due to this arrangement of the colors, it was necessary to pass the sheets through the presses twice, resulting in two plate numbers on each pane.
Printed on the Giori press, this stamp was issued in panes of fifty. An initial printing of 115 million stamps was authorized.
Postal Bulletin (August 12, 1965).