Evaluating the SHSP
The following tools can help States evaluate the processes they’ve used and the overall performance of their SHSPs:
- SHSP Evaluation Process Model (EPM) – The FHWA, together with other safety partners, provided SHSP development guidance in A Champion's Guidebook to Saving Lives (Champion's Guidebook) and implementation guidance in the SHSP Implementation Process Model (IPM). The next logical step after development and implementation is to evaluate SHSP process and performance to determine if limited safety resources are deployed efficiently and effectively. The information in the EPM builds upon and is supported by current evaluation methodology, model practices, and processes identified through in-depth interviews in six States, technical review and comment by FHWA safety experts, the knowledge and experience of the EPM development team, and lessons learned from a multi-State pilot test.