State Highway Safety Report (2020) - Michigan
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 performance 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. FHWA 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/.
More information and resources on Safety Performance Management are available at https://safety.fhwa.dot.gov/hsip/spm/.
All State data used to populate the State Highway Safety Reports for 2020 are available for download at https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/tpm/reporting/state/tpm_dashboard_data.zip.
MDOT acknowledges the increasing trend of fatalities and serious injuries that are occurring on our roadway network. Emphasis has been put on the departments strategy of Toward Zero Deaths, which MDOT hopes will improve the safety culture in Michigan as well as reduce fatalities and serious injuries that occur on our roadways every year. See attached Assessing Safety Performance HSIP 2020 Target summary document.
The annual forecasted values for CY 2020 and CY 2021 along with the actual values from CY 2017 to 2019 to determine the 2021 Targets (five-year rolling average) are shown in the table. In addition, actual values dating back to CY 2011 are included as part of the determination of the 2019 baseline condition.
Safety Performance Target Assessment
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.
|Performance Measure||2016-2020 Target||2016-2020 Actual||2014-2018 Baseline||Met Target?||Better Than Baseline?||Met or Made Significant Progress?|
|Number of Fatalities||999.4||1,028.6||988.2||NO||NO||NO|
|Rate of Fatalities||0.970||1.050||0.990||NO||NO|
|Number of Serious Injuries||5,520.4||5,673.2||5,415.6||NO||NO|
|Rate of Serious Injuries||5.340||5.780||5.424||NO||NO|
|Number of non-motorized fatalities and non-motorized serious injuries||735.8||762.4||746.0||NO||NO|