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The MPO is working to improve safety for all walkers, bicyclists, and drivers.

The Safety/Security performance measures goal is to improve the safety and security of the transportation system for all users. Focusing specifically on the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP), five performance measures have been established for evaluating safe traveling conditions on the highway system. These measures, which became effective on April 14, 2016, were developed to consider the safety of motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The goal of the HSIP is to achieve a significant reduction in traffic fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads and is supported by the following five performance measures established under MAP-21.

  1. Number of fatalities
  2. Rate of fatalities (measured against roadway traffic volumes)
  3. Number of serious injuries
  4. Rate of serious injuries (measured against roadway traffic volumes)
  5. Number of non-motorized (bicycle and pedestrian) fatalities and serious injuries

In addition to reporting on the established performance measures, FDOT and the MPO are now responsible for establishing annually reported targets for each of these five measures. Since crash data from any given year may have extreme peaks or valleys, a rolling five-year average of the data is used as the basis for evaluating crash patterns and trends. Reporting of safety targets is based on the assessment of historic 5-year averages and projected 5-year periods.

2017 - 2021 5-Year Rolling Averages

2017-2021 5-year rolling averages

2017 - 2021 Safety Targets

Adopted February 22, 2021

2017-2021 Adopted Safety Targets


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