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State Highway Safety Office Resources

GHSA provides a variety of resources to help State Highway Safety Offices (SHSOs) move closer to our shared goal of zero deaths. These include management tools, planning tools, organizational information about all SHSOs, and examples of state program successes and innovative practices.

Featured Resources

Traffic Records Training

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"Traffic Records Training for State Highway Safety Office Leadership" is a course that provides new Governor’s Representatives for Highway Safety (GRs) and Highway Safety Coordinators with an understanding of the critical role traffic records data plays in a State Highway Safety Office's planning and evaluation efforts, their data-related responsibilities under MAP-21, and additional resources. Learn More

Annual Report Guidance

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This guidance document is intended to assist SHSOs in putting together their Annual Reports (ARs). FY 2013 is a transitional year for implementing the new AR reporting requirements specified under MAP-21. NHTSA encourages the states to follow the new reporting requirements as much as possible for FY 2013 in preparation for FY 2014, when they become mandatory.

CAVEAT: This Guidance is not a substitute for a thorough and complete understanding of the applicable Federal laws and regulations.

Guidance for Developing Highway Safety Plans

Updated to reflect the new requirements under the MAP-21 Interim Final Rule.

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“Guidance for Developing Highway Safety Plans,” published in 2013, replaces the previous “Guidelines for Developing Highway Safety Performance Plans.” This Guidance applies to the FY2015 grant applications for a consolidated Section 402 and Section 405 application.

Note: this document was revised in November of 2013 and February 2014. The yellow sections are a combination of lessons learned from the NHTSA review of HSPs, coordinating the GHSA HSP Guidance with the NHTSA HSP Content Review Guide and recent interpretations made by NHTSA. There were also some items rewritten for clarity or emphasis.

CAVEAT: This Guidance is not a substitute for a thorough and complete understanding of the applicable Federal laws and regulations.

State Highway Safety Showcase

"What's Your Goal?" Video
Washington Traffic Safety Commission

Washington Target Zero video

Washington State’s traffic safety community established their Target Zero goal thirteen years ago. Since then, the plan that outlines the methods to achieve that goal has been updated three times. The term "Target Zero" means something to these people who are so dedicated to working for safer roads. But if the citizenry doesn't know about the goal or about their role in achieving zero traffic deaths or serious injuries, how can it be accomplished? Learn More

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