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FHWA Highway Safety Programs

About the State Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)

HSIP History

SHSPs were first required under SAFETEA-LU, which established the HSIP as a core federal program. The Fixing America's Surface Transportation (FAST) Act continues the HSIP as a core Federal-aid program and the requirement for States to develop, implement, evaluate and update an SHSP that identifies and analyzes highway safety problems and opportunities on all public roads.

An SHSP is developed by the State department of transportation in a cooperative process with Local, State, Federal, Tribal and other public and private sector safety stakeholders. It is a data-driven, multi-year comprehensive plan that establishes statewide goals, objectives, and key emphasis areas and integrates the four E's of highway safety – engineering, education, enforcement and emergency medical services (EMS). The SHSP allows highway safety programs and partners in the State to work together in an effort to align goals, leverage resources and collectively address the State's safety challenges.

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