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FHWA Highway Safety Programs


The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act (Pub. L. No. 114-94) continued the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) as a core Federal-aid program with the purpose of reducing fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. HSIP is authorized under section 148 of title 23, United States Code, with implementing regulations at 23 CFR part 924.

To track HSIP implementation efforts, an annual report on HSIP implementation and effectiveness is required under 23 U.S.C. 148(h) and 23 CFR 924.15. Given the purpose of the HSIP and the performance management requirements established in the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) under 23 U.S.C. 150, States should select and implement projects that will contribute to a reduction in fatalities and serious injuries, consistent with their Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) goals and safety performance targets. The HSIP annual report serves as the mechanism to report on safety performance targets pursuant to 23 CFR Part 490. The States should use the HSIP reports to demonstrate the success of their safety programs and to communicate to others within their States about the importance of a continued focus on improving highway safety.