Performance Measures

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GHSA has worked with NHTSA to identify the following performance measures for SHSOs to use in their HSPs and ARs.

Traffic Safety Performance Measures

Traffic Safety Performance Measures for States and Federal Agencies covers the minimum set of performance measures to be used by states and federal agencies in the development and implementation of behavioral highway safety plans and programs. Fourteen measures are outlined: ten core outcome measures, one core behavior measure, and three activity measures.

NHTSA's State Traffic Safety Information (STSI) provides state-by-state FARS data that states will need for their traffic safety performance measures.

Bicycle Performance Measure

Beginning with the FY 2015 HSP, states will include an additional core outcome measure on bicycle fatalities. Below are three recommended SAMPLE targets (based on Maryland data) that states can use to draft their own bicycle performance measure.

  • Three-year base year average and single year target: Reduce bicycle fatalities by 17 percent from 6 (2010-2012 average) to 5 by December 31, 2015.
  • Three year base year average and single year target based on a three year average: Reduce fatalities by 17 percent from 6 (2010-2012 average) to 5 (2013-2015 average) by December 31, 2015.
  • Single year base year and single year target: Reduce fatalities by 20 percent from 5 in 2012 to 4 by December 31, 2015.

A maintenance goal is also permissible: Maintain bicycle fatalities from 1 (2010-2012 average) to 1 by December 31, 2015.

Frequently Asked Questions on Performance Measures

State Traffic Records Systems Performance Measures

Model Performance Measures for State Traffic Records Systems is a collection of 61 voluntary model measures to help states monitor and improve the quality of the data in their traffic records systems. It covers all six traffic records systems: crash, driver, vehicle, roadway, citation/adjudication, and EMS/injury surveillance; and provides basic definitions for the six critical performance attributes: timeliness, accuracy, completeness, uniformity, integration, and accessibility.

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