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Target Setting Resources

Overview

The documents below contain information related to setting safety targets.

  • Safety Target Setting and Coordination Memorandum [PDF]

    This document is a memorandum from FHWA and NHTSA Headquarters to the field regarding data sources and baseline years to use for 2018 targets.

  • Safety Target Coordination Final Report [PDF]

    This report documents best practices for safety target setting processes identified via interviews conducted in Fall 2015 and workshops conducted in Spring 2016 with State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs), Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs), and State DOT safety and planning staff. This report provides information and best practices to assist State Departments of Transportation, SHSO, and MPOs with coordination as they set Federally required safety targets. [September 2016, FHWA-SA-16-101]

  • Technical Guidance to Support Local Computation of VMT-based Safety Performance Targets [PDF, HTML]

    States are expected to use Highway Performance Monitoring System (HPMS) data to furnish the Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT) denominator for the safety rate metrics. However, using HPMS data at the MPO level is not directly possible. This document provides guidance and a listing of technical resources that MPOs may find helpful for computing VMT. [March 2016]

  • Urbanized and Non-urbanized Safety Target Setting: Final Report [PDF, HTML]

    This report reviews the role of transportation safety target setting in a performance management framework, summarizes the state of the practice in safety target setting, and presents a framework for developing optional urbanized and nonurbanized safety targets. [June 2015, FHWA-SA-15-067]

  • Safety Target Setting Final Report [PDF]

    This document reviews the role of the transportation safety target setting in a performance management framework, summarizes the state of the practice in safety target setting, and presents a framework for developing or updated transportation safety targets. [December 2013, FHWA-SA-14-009]

  • Safety Target Setting Peer Exchange [PDF]

    This report documents a peer exchange held in February 2013 with 10 transportation agencies to discuss safety target setting methods. [August 2013, FHWA-SA-14-006]

  • A Compendium of State and Regional Safety Target Setting Practices [PDF]

    This report documents state and regional safety targets, methods, data used, and target consistency. The document includes a fact sheet on each state and region's target setting practices. [July 2013, FHWA-SA-14-008]

  • Safety Target Setting Literature Review [PDF]

    This document reviews the role of target setting in a performance management framework, safety performance measures, and provides of examples of national safety target setting. [October 2011, FHWA-SA-14-007]




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