Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death in Pennsylvania. Over the five-year period of 2016-2020, Pennsylvania averaged 1,141 highway fatalities and 4,446 serious injuries annually. The Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) serves as a blueprint to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on Pennsylvania roadways by identifying Priority Emphasis Areas (Lane Departure Crashes, Impaired Driving & Pedestrian Safety) and additional Safety Focus Areas that have the most influence on improving highway safety all public roads throughout the commonwealth. Using data-driven methods and implementing strategies pertaining to the emphasis and safety focus areas discussed throughout this document will have a high impact on driving down fatalities and serious injuries.
2022 SHSP (PDF) has been developed in collaboration with federal, state, and regional partners to maintain and build on the momentum achieved by previous editions of the SHSP. PennDOT continues to embrace the practices and tools that make our transportation network safer and help all roadway users become more responsible. A combined effort among all our safety stakeholders and partners is necessary to continue reducing fatalities and move toward zero deaths.