Iowa Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) 2012

What is a Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)?

An SHSP is a statewide-coordinated safety plan that provides a comprehensive framework for reducing highway fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. The SHSP strategically establishes statewide goals, objectives and key emphasis areas developed in consultation with federal, state, local and private sector safety stakeholders.

The SHSP plan process is a requirement of the Federal Highway Administration's Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). In general, the federal HSIP requires that state transportation departments develop an SHSP that:
  • Includes consultation from a variety of stakeholders during the development process.
  • Analyzes and makes effective use of crash data.
  • Addresses the 4Es plus management and operations. (The 4Es are engineering, enforcement, education and emergency services.)
  • Considers the safety needs of all public roads.
  • Describes a program of projects or strategies to reduce or eliminate safety hazards.
  • Is implemented and evaluated.

January 2013 SHSP Workshop


Information icon  For more information, contact: SHSP program manager