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State Highway Safety Report (2018) - Georgia

The following provides a summary of the Highway Safety Improvement Program’s (HSIP) safety performance measures and State safety performance targets. As per the Safety PM Final Rule, States are required to set annual safety targets in the HSIP annual report for the number of fatalities, rate of fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT), number of serious injuries, rate of serious injures per 100 million VMT, and number of non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries. The safety performance targets are based on 5-year rolling averages. States have the flexibility to use the methodology they deem most appropriate. The agency encourages States to review data sets and trends and consider factors that may affect targets. The safety performance targets should be data-driven, realistic, and attainable and should align with the performance management framework and legislative intent.

A State Department of Transportation (DOT) has met or made significant progress towards meeting its safety performance targets when at least four of the five safety performance targets established under 23 CFR 490.209(a) have been met or the actual outcome is better than the baseline performance. The baseline performance is the 5-year average ending with the year prior to the establishment of the target.

The Basis for Target and Additional Comments are provided by the State in their HSIP Annual Report and have not been edited by FHWA. Any questions about individual State reports should be directed to the respective State DOT. For additional information about each State's HSIP, the complete reports are available at https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/hsip/reports/.

  • Number of Fatalities

  • Number of Fatalities 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
    Annual 1,192 1,180 1,164 1,432 1,556 1,540 1,504
    5-Year Average 1,304.8 1,374.4 1,439.2
    Target (5-Year Average) 1,593.0 1,652.0 1,698.0
  • Basis for Number of Fatalities Target

    Using 5-year moving averaging method and using polynomial modeling (R2 of 0.99) The state has worked in collaboration with our safety partners to establish the 2018 the 5-year moving average traffic fatality target based on the 2014 - 2018 calendar year.
    To maintain the 5-year moving average traffic fatalities under the projected 1,655 (2015-2019) 5-year average by December 2019. Using 5-year moving averaging method and using polynomial modeling (R2 of 0.98) The state has worked in collaboration with our safety partners to establish the 2018 the 5-year moving average traffic fatality target based on the 2015 - 2019 calendar year.
    To maintain the 5-year moving average traffic fatalities under the projected 1,698 (2016-2020) 5-year average by December 2020

  • Data Sources:
    Fatalities: 2012-2017 Final FARS, 2018 FARS Annual Report File
    Targets: 2017-2019 Georgia HSIP Annual Reports

  • Fatality Rate (per 100 million VMT)

  • Fatality Rate
    (per 100 million VMT)
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
    Annual 1.11 1.08 1.04 1.21 1.27 1.23 1.14
    5-Year Average 1.142 1.166 1.178
    Target (5-Year Average) 1.320 1.310 1.280
  • Basis for Fatality Rate Target

    Using 5-year moving averaging method and using polynomial modeling (R2 of 0.99) The state has worked in collaboration with our safety partners to establish the 2018 the 5-year moving average traffic fatality rate target based on the 2014 - 2018 calendar year.
    To maintain the 5-year moving average traffic fatalities per 100M VMT under the projected 1.31 (2015-2019) 5-year average by December 2019. Using 5-year moving averaging method and using polynomial modeling (R2 of 0.98) The state has worked in collaboration with our safety partners to establish the 2018 the 5-year moving average traffic fatality target based on the 2015 - 2019 calendar year.
    To maintain the 5-year moving average traffic fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled under the projected 1.28 (2016-2020) 5-year average by December 2020

  • Data Sources:
    Fatalities: 2012-2017 Final FARS, 2018 FARS Annual Report File
    VMT: 2012-2018 FHWA Highway Statistics Series, VM-2 Table
    Targets: 2017-2019 Georgia HSIP Annual Reports

  • Number of Serious Injuries

  • Number of Serious Injuries 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
    Annual 19,909 21,179 21,059 24,494 24,158 23,919 23,030
    5-Year Average 22,159.8 22,961.8 23,332.0
    Target (5-Year Average) 19,643.0 24,324.0 24,094.0
  • Basis for Number of Serious Injuries Target

    Using 5-year moving averaging method and using polynomial modeling (R2 of 0.99) The state has worked in collaboration with our safety partners to establish the 2018 the 5-year moving average traffic serious injury target based on the 2014 - 2018 calendar year.
    To maintain the 5-year moving average serious traffic injuries under the projected 24,324 (2015-2019) 5-year average by December 2019 Using 5-year moving averaging method and using polynomial modeling (R2 of 0.98) The state has worked in collaboration with our safety partners to establish the 2018 the 5-year moving average traffic fatality target based on the 2015 - 2019 calendar year.
    To maintain the 5-year moving average serious traffic injuries under the projected 24,094 (2016-2020) 5-year average by December 2020

  • Data Sources:
    Serious Injuries: 2019 Georgia HSIP Annual Report
    Targets: 2017-2019 Georgia HSIP Annual Reports

  • Rate of Serious Injuries (per 100 million VMT)

  • Rate of Serious Injuries
    (per 100 million VMT)
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
    Annual 18.52 19.37 18.88 20.74 19.67 19.18 17.52
    5-Year Average 19.436 19.568 19.198
    Target (5-Year Average) 16.318 18.900 21.800
  • Basis for Serious Injury Rate Target

    Using 5-year moving averaging method and using polynomial modeling (R2 of 0.99) The state has worked in collaboration with our safety partners to establish the 2018 the 5-year moving average traffic serious injury target based on the 2014 - 2018 calendar year.
    To maintain the 5-year moving average serious traffic injuries under the projected 24,324 (2015-2019) 5-year average by December 2019 Using 5-year moving averaging method and using polynomial modeling (R2 of 0.98) The state has worked in collaboration with our safety partners to establish the 2018 the 5-year moving average traffic fatality target based on the 2015 - 2019 calendar year.
    To maintain the 5-year moving average serious traffic injuries under the projected 24,094 (2016-2020) 5-year average by December 2020

  • Data Sources:
    Serious Injuries: 2019 Georgia HSIP Annual Report
    VMT: 2012-2018 FHWA Highway Statistics Series, VM-2 Table
    Targets: 2017-2019 Georgia HSIP Annual Reports

  • Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries

  • Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities
    and Serious Injuries
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
    Annual 1,557 1,458 1,534 1,650 1,724 1,841 1,625
    5-Year Average 1,584.6 1,641.4 1,674.8
    Target (5-Year Average) 1,027.2 1,126.0 1,163.0
  • Basis for Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries Target

    Using 5-year moving averaging method and using polynomial modeling (R2 of 0.99) The state has worked in collaboration with our safety partners to establish the 2018 the 5-year moving average non-motorized traffic fatality and serious injury target based on the 2014 - 2018 calendar year.
    To maintain the 5-year moving average non-motorist fatalities and serious injuries under the projected 1,126 (2017-2021) 5-year average by December 2021. Using 5-year moving averaging method and using polynomial modeling (R2 of 0.98) The state has worked in collaboration with our safety partners to establish the 2018 the 5-year moving average traffic fatality target based on the 2015 - 2019 calendar year.
    To maintain the 5-year moving average non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries under the projected 1,163 (2016-2020) 5-year average by December 2020

  • Data Sources:
    Fatalities: 2012-2017 Final FARS, 2018 FARS Annual Report File
    Serious Injuries: 2019 Georgia HSIP Annual Report
    Targets: 2017-2019 Georgia HSIP Annual Reports


Additional Comments

N/A

Safety Performance Target Assessment Summary

PLEASE NOTE: Each State’s safety performance target assessment is based on its own State-specific target methodology and program philosophy. Therefore, conclusions should not be drawn based only on the information in the Safety Performance Target Assessment Summary table. For example, the State may have set aggressive targets, and not met those targets, while another State may have set more easily attainable targets, and met those targets. FHWA understands that each State’s safety program is unique and therefore does not prescribe a methodology for States to set targets. States have the flexibility to use the methodology they deem most appropriate when setting their safety performance targets.

Georgia Safety Performance Target Assessment Summary
Performance Measure 2014-2018 Target 2014-2018 Outcome 2012-2016 Baseline Met Target? Better Than Baseline? Met or Made Significant Progress?
Number of Fatalities 1,593.0 1,439.2 1,304.8 Yes N/A NO
Rate of Fatalities 1.320 1.178 1.142 Yes N/A
Number of Serious Injuries 19,643.0 23,332.0 22,159.8 No No
Rate of Serious Injuries 16.318 19.198 19.436 No Yes
Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries 1,027.2 1,674.8 1,584.6 No No

Updated: 08/11/2020
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