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Strategic Highway Safety Plan

The Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is a statewide-coordinated plan that provides a comprehensive framework for reducing highway fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads.

State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) work with their state DOT to develop the SHSP, which establishes statewide goals, objectives, and key emphasis areas and integrates the four E's - engineering, education, enforcement and emergency medical services (EMS).

More information about SHSPs can be found on the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) website at: http://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/hsip/shsp/.

SHSP Resources

The Essential Eight: Fundamental Elements and Effective Steps for SHSP Implementation cover The Essential Eight: Fundamental Elements and Effective Steps for SHSP Implementation
Draft Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) implementation process model describing the fundamental elements for implementation; developed based on reviews of related plans and interviews with SHSP stakeholders.
AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan cover American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) Strategic Highway Safety Plan pdf icon
Includes strategies in 22 key emphasis areas that affect highway safety; each emphasis area includes strategies and an outline of what is needed to implement each strategy.
American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) logo Guidance for Implementation of the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Series of guides to assist state and local agencies in reducing injuries and fatalities in targeted emphasis areas, corresponding to the emphasis areas outlined in the AASHTO Strategic Highway Safety Plan (see above).