U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
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Washington, DC 20590
The FHWA Office of Safety, Office of Safety Research and Development, and Resource Center Safety and Design Technical Services Team jointly implement a strategic planning process to bring focus to a common safety vision. This vision, together with our mission and goals, are summarized below:
Vision: Toward zero deaths and serious injuries on the Nation’s roadways.
Mission: Exercising leadership throughout the highway community to make the Nation’s roadways safer by:
The Safety Strategic Plan groups fifteen goals into two internal perspectives that ensure the safety units have capable staff and sound business practices; and two external perspectives focused on effective and efficient program and service delivery to equip customers, stakeholders, and partners with the tools they need to delivery their safety programs and services.
Further information can be obtained in the Safe Roads for a Safer Future – A Joint Safety Strategic Plan
The Research and Technology Agenda supports the U.S. Department of Transportation's commitment to safety by applying a focused, collaborative, and strategic approach to conducting research and deploying innovations. FHWA is fostering a safety culture and advancing the use of scientific methods and data-driven decisionmaking to anticipate and help prevent events leading to traffic crashes, fatalities, and injuries.
More information on how FHWA is addressing the key safety challenge is available here: FHWA Research and Technology Agenda – Meeting the Challenge: Safety