A Primer on Safety Performance Measures for the Transportation Planning Process

This Primer is a tool to help State and local practitioners, transportation planners, and decision-makers identify, select, and use safety performance measures as a part of the transportation planning process. The Primer draws from current literature, professional experience, and State DOT and MPO practice. Key elements of the Primer include: a definition of performance measures; a step-by-step description and flowchart showing how safety performance measures can be identified and integrated into the transportation planning process; characteristics of effective performance measures; a checklist to assess an organization’s current status with respect to the use of safety performance measures in the transportation planning and decision-making process; a list of references; and case studies of noteworthy practice.


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Edition: Final Report
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: 32p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01150729
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: FHWA-HEP-09-043
  • Contract Numbers: DTFH61-05-D-00026-T-08-00
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, USDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 4 2010 1:16PM