Safety Performance Management

The Safety Performance Management regulations supports the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) and requires State Departments of Transportation (DOTs) and Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) to establish Safety targets for 5 performance measures.

1. Number of fatalities
2. Rate of fatalities per 100 million Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)
3. Number of serious injuries
4. Rate of serious injuries per 100 million VMT
5. Number of non-motorized fatalities and non-motorized serious injuries

When do MPOs establish Safety Targets?

When establishing Safety targets MPOs may support the state’s targets, or establish their own quantifiable target for the metropolitan planning area.  States establish Safety targets and report them for the upcoming calendar year in their HSIP Annual Report that is due August 31 each year.  MPOs must establish Safety targets within 180 days of the State establishing and reporting its Annual HSIP Report, no later than February 27 of each year.

How are Safety Targets reported?

States report their Safety targets to the Federal Highway Administration annually in their HSIP report.  The Jackson MPO reports its Safety targets annually to the MS Department of Transportation (MDOT).

Safety Target calculations

• 5-year rolling average:  Each target is based on a 5-year rolling average
Roads addressed:  Safety targets cover all public roadways within the metropolitan planning area boundary regardless of ownership or functional classification, just as State Safety targets cover all public roads in the State.
Data sources:  A combination of national data sources and a State maintained crash dataset is used to establish Safety targets including Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and MDOT’s Safety Analysis Management System (SAMS)

Baseline Data 2014-2018
Fatalities
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 5-year Avg.
Mississippi 607 677 687 690 664 664
Jackson MPO 55 71 76 72 64 67.6
Fatality Rate per 100 million VMT
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 5-year Avg.
Mississippi 1.540 1.700 1.700 1.687 1.630 1.651
Jackson MPO 0.994 1.188 1.278 1.339 1.196 1.199
Serious Injuries
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 5-year Avg.
Mississippi 506 506 627 540 546 545
Jackson MPO 60 77 93 69 90 77.8
Serious Injury Rate per 100 million VMT
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 5-year Avg.
Mississippi 1.281 1.269 1.543 1.321 1.340 1.351
Jackson MPO 1.085 1.289 1.564 1.284 1.681 1.381
Non-Motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries
  2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 5-year Avg.
Mississippi 107 110 124 138 143 124.4
Jackson MPO 21 20 20 17 30 21.6


2016 – 2020 Safety Targets
Source: Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and MS Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Safety Analysis Management System (SAMS)

On February 12, 2020 the Jackson MPO Metropolitan Planning Policy Committee voted to support the State of Mississippi’s efforts to achieve the 2020 Safety Performance Targets outlined in the MS Highway Safety Improvement Program 2019 Annual Report.

2016 – 2020 Mississippi Safety Targets
Measure Target
Number of Fatalities 682.0
Rate of Fatalities per 100 million VMT 1.690
Number of Serious Injuries 661.0
Rate of serious Injuries per 100 million VMT 1.570
Number of Non-motorized Fatalities and Non-motorized serious Injuries 145.5

Source:  MS Highway Safety Improvement Program 2019 Annual Report

 

Resources

Resolution to Support the State of Mississippi 2016-2020 Safety Targets

 

Safety Analysis Reports

Jackson MPO 2014-2018 Safety Analysis Report

 

Jackson MPO 2013-2017 Safety Analysis Report

 

Jackson MPO 2012-2016 Safety Analysis Report

 

Highway Safety Improvement

MS Highway Safety Improvement Program 2018 Annual Report

 

MS Highway Safety Improvement Program 2017 Annual Report

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