Guidance for Developing Highway Safety Plans

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DISCLAIMER: The GHSA HSP Guidance does not contain any information regarding the use of the NHTSA Grant Management Solutions Suite (GMSS).

Updated March 2019

This document is intended to help State Highway Safety Offices develop their federally required annual Highway Safety Plans (HSPs). It contains the basic planning and process principles and regulatory references which may be used as a general guide to overall planning and compliance with the NHTSA Final Rule issued January 25, 2018. The previous revision was dated November 2018.

In March 2019 a single revision was made to the HSP Guidance to indicate that NHTSA has determined that for FY20 HSPs project agreement details can be optionally submitted with the HSP but only for project agreements which have been signed. This revision is highlighted in yellow.

States are encouraged to thoroughly read both the January 2018 NHTSA Final Rule and this GHSA HSP Guidance during the preparation of their HSP.

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

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