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 2016-2020
Fatalities
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5-yr Average
Mississippi 687 685 663 643 756 686.8
Jackson MPO 76 72 64 73 91 75.2
Fatality Rate per 100 Million VMT
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5-yr Average
Mississippi 1.69 1.676 1.628 1.565 1.91 1.694
Jackson MPO 1.278 1.339 1.196 1.338 1.774 1.385
Serious Injuries
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5-yr Average
Mississippi 627 540 546 1,618 3,630 1,452.60
Jackson MPO 93 69 102 307 659 246
Serious Injury Rate per 100 Million VMT
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5-yr Average
Mississippi 1.543 1.321 1.34 3.94 9.18 3.612
Jackson MPO 1.564 1.284 1.905 5.627 12.849 4.646
Non-Motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries
  2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 5-yr Average
Mississippi 124 138 143 187 325 185.4
Jackson MPO 20 17 18 17 40* 22.4*

2018 – 2022 Safety Targets Source: Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS) and MS Department of Transportation’s (MDOT) Safety Analysis Management System (SAMS)

On February 9, 2022 the Jackson MPO Metropolitan Planning Policy Committee voted to support the State of Mississippi’s efforts to achieve the 2022 Safety Performance Targets outlined in the MS Highway Safety Improvement Program 2021 Annual Report.

2018 – 2022 Mississippi Safety Targets
Measure Target
Number of Fatalities 723
Rate of Fatalities per 100 Million VMT 1.810
Number of Serious Injuries 2,905
Rate of Serious Injuries per 100 Million VMT 7.300
Number of Non-motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries 349.6

Source:  MS Highway Safety Improvement Program 2021 Annual Report

 

Resources

Resolution to Support the State of Mississippi 2018-2022 Safety Targets

 

Safety Analysis Reports

Jackson MPO 2016-2020 Safety Analysis Report

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Jackson MPO 2015-2019 Safety Analysis Report

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Jackson MPO 2014-2018 Safety Analysis Report

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Jackson MPO 2013-2017 Safety Analysis Report

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Jackson MPO 2012-2016 Safety Analysis Report

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Highway Safety Improvement

MS Highway Safety Improvement Program 2020 Annual Report

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MS Highway Safety Improvement Program 2019 Annual Report

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MS Highway Safety Improvement Program 2018 Annual Report

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MS Highway Safety Improvement Program 2017 Annual Report

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