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Idaho's Strategic Highway Safety Plan


Idaho’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan –  Toward Zero Deaths, Every Life Counts contains Idaho’s traffic safety problem emphasis areas and strategies to reduce traffic deaths, serious injuries, and the economic losses associated with preventable traffic crashes. 


Saving lives and keeping families whole is what it is all about.  On November 29, 2012, the Idaho Transportation Department (ITD) hosted a workshop, including more than 100 partners, to assist in the revision of Idaho’s SHSP which was developed following a similar process in 2009.  The goal was to update the SHSP to better reflect current safety issues and solutions.  Participants including engineers, law enforcement, emergency services providers, educators, insurance providers, prosecutors, probation, military, a coroner, MADD, public health, AARP, the trucking industry, and individual advocates, who formed Emphasis Area Teams to develop the strategies and action steps to reach our common goals.


The SHSP is a data-driven, comprehensive plan that includes a goal, emphasis areas, and strategies to drive down traffic deaths and serious injuries.  It focuses resources on education, enforcement, engineering, emergency response, and public policy.  SHSP Emphasis Areas were selected based on the economic costs of crashes over the last five years (2007-2011). 


Our primary short-term goal of no more than 200 traffic deaths by 2015 on a five-year running average will be achieved using the following: 

  1. Data-driven decisions - Return on investment will be maximized by thoroughly studying the crash data and all pertinent data, including best practices garnered from other states, so that we make effective and efficient use of limited resources.   
  2. Culture Change - We will promote a cultural change toward the concept that it is irresponsible and unacceptable to make poor choices when behind the wheel in Idaho.   We also will work to change the belief that traffic deaths are just part of life in Idaho. 
  3. Commitment – We will stay the course.  We will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to save lives and keep families whole. 
  4. Partnerships – Partnerships multiply the message and commitment.     
  5. Evaluation – We will focus our efforts, review our progress, and evaluate to see how we can do better in the future. 

2013 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (PDF)

Below are one-page (front and back) statistical sheets for each of the focus areas in the Strategic Highway Safety Plan.


2010 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (PDF)

2007 Strategic Highway Safety Plan  (PDF)


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