Safety Performance Measures

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Our Goal Is Safety: Performance Measures and Targets

Safety performance measures are required by the FAST Act (the current federal transportation bill) to support the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), which is aimed to improve safety on all roads at the national level. The Safety Performance Measure Final Rule identifies five required performance measures that all state departments of transportation must establish safety targets for and report annually report progress to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Final Rule also requires metropolitan planning organizations (MPO’s) such as NOACA to set targets to support ODOT’s progress toward meeting these federal performance measures, which are:

  1. Number of Fatalities
  2. Rate of Fatalities per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled
  3. Number of Serious Injuries
  4. Rate of Serious Injuries per 100 Million Vehicle Miles Traveled
  5. Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities and Non-Motorized Serious Injuries

Effective with Board Resolution 2019-022, NOACA has adopted ODOT’s safety targets of a 1% annual reduction to the rolling 5-year averages for calendar year 2019. Targets for 2019 for each of the five federal safety performance measures are summarized in the graphic below:

NOACA Target for CY2019The following graph shows the NOACA 5-year trend for the annual number of fatalities, and the relationship between annual results, historical rolling averages, and targeted future reductions to the rolling average.