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PM1: Safety Performance Management

The FAST Act continues the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads, including non-State-owned public roads and roads on tribal lands. The HSIP requires a data-driven, strategic approach to improving highway safety on all public roads that focuses on performance.

FHWA published the HSIP Final Rule and Safety Performance Management Measures Final Rule on March 15, 2016 with an effective date of April 14, 2016. State DOTs were required to report their first round of targets to FHWA by August 31, 2017, and MPOs had until February 27, 2018 to report their first round targets to the State DOTs. Moving forward, State DOTs and MPOs are expected to establish and report Safety performance measure targets annually.

For each of the below five performance measures, MPOs can agree to support the State DOT target, or establish their own target specific to the MPO planning area:

  • Total number of traffic related fatalities on all public roads
  • Rate of traffic related fatalities on all public roads per 100 million VMT
  • Total number of traffic related serious injuries on all public roads
  • Rate of traffic related serious injuries on all public roads per 100 million VMT
  • Total number of non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads

On February 20, 2020, The Transportation Policy Board (TPB) of the Memphis MPO approved a resolution to support each individual state's safety targets for the third round, which are shown in the table below:

SAFETY PERFORMANCE MEASURES
(ROUND THREE)
TENNESSEE (TDOT) MISSISSIPPI (MDOT)
BASELINE (2014-2018) TARGET (2016-2020) BASELINE (2014-2018) TARGET (2016-2020)
NUMBER OF FATALITIES 1007.6 1043.4 637.8 682.0
FATALITY RATE 1.309 1.256 1.610 1.690
NUMBER OF SERIOUS INJURIES 6988.6 6352.4 649.9 661.0
SERIOUS INJURY RATE 9.057 7.690 1.640 1.570
NUMBER OF NON-MOTORIZED FATALITIES AND SERIOUS INJURIES 494.2 527.2 115.0 145.5

By agreeing to support the states’ (Mississippi and Tennessee) HSIP targets, the Memphis MPO agrees to:

  • Work with the states and safety stakeholders to address areas of concern for fatalities or serious injuries within the metropolitan planning area
  • Coordinate with the states and include the safety performance measures and the states’ HSIP targets for those measures in the long-range regional transportation plan (RTP)
  • Integrate into the metropolitan transportation planning process, the safety goals, objectives, performance measures and targets described in other state safety transportation plans and processes such as applicable portions of the HSIP, including the SHSP
  • Include a description in the TIP (Transportation Improvement Program) of the anticipated effect of the TIP toward achieving HSIP targets in the RTP, linking investment priorities in the TIP to those safety targets

Additional Resources

Resolution to Support Safety Performance Measures for the State of Tennessee and the State of Mississippi (Round One)

Resolution to Support Safety Performance Measures for the State of Tennessee and the State of Mississippi (Round Two)

Resolution to Support Safety Performance Measures for the State of Tennessee and the State of Mississippi (Round Three)

TDOT Safety Performance Measures Presentation (2017)

MDOT Safety Performance Measures Presentation (2017)

Memphis MPO Performance Measures Presentation (Online Workshop 2018)

FHWA Safety PM Webpage

 

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