At least one person dies on Texas roadways every day and the numbers are increasing at an alarming rate. Motor vehicle fatalities are the number one cause of death for children under the age of 14 — a human and economic tragedy for our state. The Texas Department of Transportation, Department of Public Safety, and a host of other agencies seek your help in developing a strategic highway safety plan (SHSP) to drive down the numbers.
The Texas SHSP will focus on selected issues with the greatest promise of success in the least amount of time. Please join one of the emphasis area teams and help us identify the most effective and efficient strategies and actions to reduce fatalities and injuries on Texas roads.
The Traffic Safety Division of the Texas Department of Transportation, working in conjunction with the Center for Transportation Safety at the Texas A&M Transportation Institute, led this strategic highway safety planning process. Hundreds of safety stakeholders from across the State, representing local, regional and state agencies, law enforcement, industry and advocates, engineers, clinicians, and educators actively participated in the process.
- Data-driven problem identification
- Proven effective strategies and countermeasures
- Five-year updates
- Regular evaluation