FHWA Safety Metrics
The below graphs show fatality and serious injury numbers. Targets are statewide and set by reducing the 5 year average (5 previous years) by 2.5% annually.
Data set: 2010-present crash data (3 month lag for serious injuries numbers).
Fatalities (5-yr Average)
Serious Injuries (5-yr Average)
Serious Injury Rate
Non-motorized Fatalities (5-yr Average)
Non-motorized Serious Injuries (5-yr Average)
Safety Targets are reported in the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) on August 31st each year. If a State DOT has not met or made significant progress towards meeting performance targets, the State DOT must comply with 23 U.S.C. 148(i) for the subsequent fiscal year:
(i)State Performance Targets.—If the Secretary determines that a State has not met or made significant progress toward meeting the safety performance targets of the State established under section 150(d), the State shall—
(1) use obligation authority equal to the apportionment of the State for the prior year under section 104(b)(3) only for highway safety improvement projects under this section until the Secretary determines that the State has met or made significant progress toward meeting the safety performance targets of the State; and
(2) submit annually to the Secretary, until the Secretary determines that the State has met or made significant progress toward meeting the safety performance targets of the State, an implementation plan that—
(A) identifies roadway features that constitute a hazard to road users;
(B) identifies highway safety improvement projects on the basis of crash experience, crash potential, or other data-supported means;
(C) describes how highway safety improvement program funds will be allocated, including projects, activities, and strategies to be implemented;
(D) describes how the proposed projects, activities, and strategies funded under the State highway safety improvement program will allow the State to make progress toward achieving the safety safety  performance targets of the State; and
(E) describes the actions the State will undertake to meet the safety performance targets of the State.