Strategic Highway Safety Plan
Motor vehicle crashes are one of the leading causes of death in Pennsylvania. Over the five-year period of 2011-2015, Pennsylvania averaged 1,240 highway fatalities and 3,235 serious injuries annually. The Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) serves as a blueprint to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on our roadways. This plan targets priority focus areas and strategies that have the most influence on improving highway safety throughout the state. The SHSP is developed and implemented in coordination with PennDOT's stakeholders and partners from both the public and private sector.
The 2017 SHSP (PDF) was developed to maintain and build on momentum achieved by the state's previous strategic plans. The document outlines both existing and new strategies that can be applied throughout the Commonwealth. PennDOT continues to embrace these practices and tools that make our transportation network safer and help all roadway users become more aware of behavioral safety concerns. A combined effort among all of our safety stakeholders and partners is necessary to continue reducing fatalities and move toward zero deaths in Pennsylvania.