State Highway Safety Report (2018) - texas
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/.
TxDOT used a linear trend analysis to establish target(s), and analyzed the linear trend analysis of different data sets including three to five years of raw data as well as the moving averages for those data sets. While utilizing the linear trend analysis projections, the slope is determined to be a positive factor or negative factor. The targets are consistent with the methodology used to establish Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) targets, and therefore the targets are identical to the Highway Safety Plan (HSP) targets. The SHSP uses a data-driven, multi-year collaborative process to establish safety targets. The consensus of the SHSP stakeholder and executive teams is to utilize a methodology of establishing targets that would result in a 2% reduction from the original trend line projection in 2022. The proposed reduction of 2% by 2022, which only applies to positive slope projection trends, would be achieved by reducing each intermediate year by the following reduction percentages: Year (Reduction) 2017 (0.0%) 2018 (0.4%) 2019 (0.8%) 2020 (1.2%) 2021 (1.6%) 2022 (2.0%) When the slope analysis projects a negative slope, the target set will mirror the projection determined by the slope.
The narratives have been updated, but the targets are correct; these are the targets as they were set during the development of the current SHSP.
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.
|Performance Measure||2014-2018 Target||2014-2018 Outcome||2012-2016 Baseline||Met Target?||Better Than Baseline?||Met or Made Significant Progress?|
|Number of Fatalities||3,703.8||3,657.8||3,542.4||Yes||N/A||YES|
|Rate of Fatalities||1.432||1.380||1.412||Yes||N/A|
|Number of Serious Injuries||17,565.4||16,856.8||16,959.8||Yes||N/A|
|Rate of Serious Injuries||6.740||6.376||6.766||Yes||N/A|
|Number of Non-Motorized Fatalities and Serious Injuries||2,150.6||2,107.0||1,986.4||Yes||N/A|