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State Highway Safety Report (2020) - Utah

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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.

  • Number of Fatalities

  • Number of Fatalities 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Annual 256 278 281 273 260 248 276
    5-Year Average 269.6 268.0 267.6
    Target (5-Year Average) 263.5 251.7 263.6
  • Basis for Number of Fatalities Target

    Step 1: Fatalities and Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2019 and 2020 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1. The 2016-2020 value for each performance measure is our 2020 target.
    Step 1: Fatalities and Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2020 and 2021 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1. The 2017-2021 value for each performance measure is our 2021 target.
    Step 1: Fatalities and Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2021 and 2022 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1. The 2018-2022 value for each performance measure is our 2022 target.

  • Data Sources:
    Fatalities: 2014-2019 Final FARS, 2020 FARS Annual Report File
    Targets: 2019-2021 Utah HSIP Annual Reports

  • Fatality Rate (per 100 million VMT)

  • Fatality Rate
    (per 100 million VMT)
    2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Annual 0.93 0.94 0.89 0.87 0.81 0.75 0.91
    5-Year Average 0.888 0.852 0.846
    Target (5-Year Average) 0.820 0.780 0.823
  • Basis for Fatality Rate Target

    Step 1: Fatalities and Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2019 and 2020 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: VMT, which can be highly variable from year-to-year, was held constant from our 2018 estimate for 2019 and 2020. Step 3: Rates were estimated using the values calculated in Step 1 and Step 2 and also reflect a 2.5% reduction per year. Step 4: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1 through step 3. The 2016-2020 value for each performance measure is our 2020 target.
    Step 1: Fatalities and Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2020 and 2021 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: VMT, which can be highly variable from year-to-year, was held constant from our 2019 estimate for 2020 and 2021. There were no adjustments made to the 2020 VMT to reflect potential COVID-19 impacts. Step 3: Rates were estimated using the values calculated in Step 1 and Step 2 and also reflect a 2.5% reduction per year. Step 4: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1 through step 3. The 2017-2021 value for each performance measure is our 2021 target.
    Step 1: Fatalities and Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2021 and 2022 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: Due to COVID conditions in 2020, the annual VMT for 2021 was estimated based off of 1st quarter 2021 monthly VMT as compared to 2019. This value was held constant for 2022 given the highly variable nature of VMT from year-to-year. Step 3: Rates were estimated using the values calculated in Step 1 and Step 2 and also reflect a 2.5% reduction per year. Step 4: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1 through Step 3. The 2018-2022 value for each performance measure is our 2022 target.

  • Data Sources:
    Fatalities: 2014-2019 Final FARS, 2020 FARS Annual Report File
    VMT: 2014-2020 FHWA Highway Statistics Series, VM-2 Table
    Targets: 2019-2021 Utah HSIP Annual Reports

  • Number of Serious Injuries

  • Number of Serious Injuries 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Annual 1,404 1,499 1,477 1,453 1,399 1,357 1,544
    5-Year Average 1,446.4 1,437.0 1,446.0
    Target (5-Year Average) 1,415.1 1,363.2 1,455.2
  • Basis for Number of Serious Injuries Target

    Step 1: Fatalities and Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2019 and 2020 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1. The 2016-2020 value for each performance measure is our 2020 target.
    Step 1: Fatalities and Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2020 and 2021 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1. The 2017-2021 value for each performance measure is our 2021 target.
    Step 1: Fatalities and Suspected Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2021 and 2022 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1. The 2018-2022 value for each performance measure is our 2022 target.

  • Data Sources:
    Serious Injuries: 2021 Utah HSIP Annual Report
    Targets: 2019-2021 Utah HSIP Annual Reports

  • Rate of Serious Injuries (per 100 million VMT)

  • Rate of Serious Injuries
    (per 100 million VMT)
    2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Annual 5.10 5.06 4.70 4.62 4.36 4.12 5.10
    5-Year Average 4.768 4.572 4.580
    Target (5-Year Average) 4.400 4.210 4.547
  • Basis for Serious Injury Rate Target

    Step 1: Fatalities and Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2019 and 2020 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: VMT, which can be highly variable from year-to-year, was held constant from our 2018 estimate for 2019 and 2020. Step 3: Rates were estimated using the values calculated in Step 1 and Step 2 and also reflect a 2.5% reduction per year. Step 4: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1 through step 3. The 2016-2020 value for each performance measure is our 2020 target.
    Step 1: Fatalities and Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2020 and 2021 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: VMT, which can be highly variable from year-to-year, was held constant from our 2019 estimate for 2020 and 2021. There were no adjustments made to the 2020 VMT to reflect potential COVID-19 impacts. Step 3: Rates were estimated using the values calculated in Step 1 and Step 2 and also reflect a 2.5% reduction per year. Step 4: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1 through step 3. The 2017-2021 value for each performance measure is our 2021 target.
    Step 1: Fatalities and Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2021 and 2022 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: Due to COVID conditions in 2020, the annual VMT for 2021 was estimated based off of 1st quarter 2021 monthly VMT as compared to 2019. This value was held constant for 2022 given the highly variable nature of VMT from year-to-year. Step 3: Rates were estimated using the values calculated in Step 1 and Step 2 and also reflect a 2.5% reduction per year. Step 4: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1 through Step 3. The 2018-2022 value for each performance measure is our 2022 target.

  • Data Sources:
    Serious Injuries: 2021 Utah HSIP Annual Report
    VMT: 2014-2020 FHWA Highway Statistics Series, VM-2 Table
    Targets: 2019-2021 Utah HSIP Annual Reports

  • Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries

  • Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities
    and Serious Injuries
    2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
    Annual 207 209 212 219 213 220 217
    5-Year Average 212.0 214.6 216.2
    Target (5-Year Average) 210.8 215.2 213.8
  • Basis for Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries Target

    Step 1: Fatalities and Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2019 and 2020 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1. The 2016-2020 value for each performance measure is our 2020 target.
    Step 1: Fatalities and Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2020 and 2021 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1. The 2017-2021 value for each performance measure is our 2021 target.
    Step 1: Fatalities and Suspected Serious Injuries were reduced by 2.5% per year for 2021 and 2022 to reflect the goal set in our SHSP. Step 2: The 5-year rolling averages were computed using the values calculated in Step 1. The 2018-2022 value for each performance measure is our 2022 target.

  • Data Sources:
    Fatalities: 2014-2019 Final FARS, 2020 FARS Annual Report File
    Serious Injuries: 2021 Utah HSIP Annual Report
    Targets: 2019-2021 Utah HSIP Annual Reports


Additional Comments

N/A

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.

Utah 2020 Safety Performance Target Assessment
Performance Measure 2016-2020 Target 2016-2020 Actual 2014-2018 Baseline Met Target? Better Than Baseline? Met or Made Significant Progress?
Number of Fatalities 263.5 267.6 269.6 NO YES YES
Rate of Fatalities 0.820 0.846 0.888 NO YES
Number of Serious Injuries 1,415.1 1,446.0 1,446.4 NO YES
Rate of Serious Injuries 4.400 4.580 4.768 NO YES
Number of non-motorized fatalities and non-motorized serious injuries 210.8 216.2 212.0 NO NO

Updated: 04/19/2022
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