U.S. Department of Transportation
Federal Highway Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20590
|Five Performance Measures|
|✓||Number of Fatalities|
|✓||Rate of Fatalities per 100 million VMT|
|✓||Number of Serious Injuries|
|✓||Rate of Serious Injuries per 100 million VMT|
|✓||Number of Non-motorized Fatalities and Non-motorized Serious Injuries|
FHWA will assess State safety performance target achievement to determine whether States have met or made significant progress toward meeting their safety performance targets, per 23 U.S.C. 148(i). At least 4 out of the 5 safety performance targets must be either met or the actual outcome for the target is better than baseline performance to make significant progress.
States have the option to establish any number of urbanized area targets and one non-urbanized area target, in addition to the required statewide targets, for any or all of the safety performance measures. The urbanized and non-urbanized targets are not included in the determination of whether a State has met or made significant progress toward meeting its safety performance targets.
If the actual outcome for a performance measure is equal to or less than the target, the target has been met.
If a State has not met a target, FHWA will determine if the actual outcome for the target is better than the baseline performance for that target. The baseline performance is the 5-year rolling average for the target ending the year prior to the establishment of the State's target.
The table below indicates the data sources that are used to determine if a State has met or made significant progress toward meeting its safety performance targets.
|Performance Target||Data Source(s) Used to Make Determination|
|Number of Fatalities||Final FARS (FARS Annual Report File (ARF) may be used if Final FARS is not available)|
|Rate of Fatalities||Final FARS (FARS ARF may be used if Final FARS is not available) and Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) data|
|Number of Serious Injuries||State motor vehicle crash database|
|Rate of Serious Injuries||State motor vehicle crash database and HPMS data|
|Number of Non-motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries||Final FARS (FARS ARF may be used if Final FARS is not available) and State motor vehicle crash database|
|Performance Measure||5-year Rolling Averages||Target Achieved?||Better than Baseline?||Met or Made Significant Progress?|
2016 – 2020A
|Number of Fatalities||465||472.4||474||No||✓ Yes||Yes
(4 out of 5 targets met or made significant progress)
|Number of Serious Injuries||2,560.0||2,578.4||2,703.2||No||✓ Yes|
|Serious Injury Rate||4.126||4.214||4.288||No||✓ Yes|
|Number of Non-motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries||108.0||107.6||113.2||✓ Yes||N/A|
Since one target was met and three targets were better than the baseline, for this example, FHWA would determine that the State met or made significant progress toward meeting their 2020 safety performance targets'
If a State has not met or made significant progress toward meeting its safety performance targets, the State must comply with the provisions set forth in 23 USC 148(i) for the subsequent fiscal year. The State shall:
Note: In the example above, if the State had been determined to have not met or made significant progress toward meeting its CY 2020 safety performance targets, the State would have to use obligation authority equal to their FY 2019 HSIP apportionment only for HSIP projects in FY 2023 and submit an HSIP Implementation Plan for FY 2023.
(revised November 2021 to reflect CY 2020 safety performance target cycle)