National Strategic Highway Safety Plan Support- Toward Zero Deaths: A National Strategy and Vision

The American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO), with the help of many highway safety stakeholders, developed and adopted a Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) in 1997, and updated this plan in 2005. Each state has its own strategic highway safety plan, as do many safety stakeholder organizations. However, there does not exist one plan that unites all of these common efforts. The U.S. Department of Transportation (specifically through the Federal Highway Administration) and AASHTO have initiated an effort to develop a National Strategic Highway Safety Plan. The national SHSP will be data-driven and will incorporate education, enforcement, engineering, and emergency medical services. Unlike this earlier AASHTO plan, this national SHSP will not be "owned" by any one organization. The national SHSP can be utilized as a guide and framework by safety stakeholder organizations to enhance current state and local safety planning and implementation efforts. AASHTO and the other national organizations representing state safety agencies have adopted a goal of reducing highway fatalities by half within 20 years. The Standing Committee on Highway Traffic Safety (SCOHTS) Subcommittee on Safety Management has reorganized to focus on this goal, and on development and implementation of a national SHSP. With the Safety Management Subcommittee and all of its task groups focused on AASHTO's national safety goal, the development of a comprehensive and complete national SHSP is crucial to achieving the national vision toward zero highway deaths. This will involve a wide range of safety stakeholders and significant effort on the part of the volunteers on the subcommittee. The existing funding for this effort will allow for development of an outline for the national SHSP and a work plan for the development, adoption, and implementation of the national SHSP, but will not provide for additional development and support of the national SHSP.


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  • Status: Proposed
  • Funding: $450000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 17-51

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Highway Administration

    1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)

    444 North Capitol Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001

    National Cooperative Highway Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC  United States  20001
  • Project Managers:

    Neissner, Charles

  • Start Date: 20100615
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 0
  • Source Data: RiP Project 26501

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01463907
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: National Cooperative Highway Research Program
  • Contract Numbers: Project 17-51
  • Files: TRB, RiP, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jan 3 2013 2:32PM