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What is the Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP)?

The SHSP is the statewide coordinated safety plan to reduce fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads in Alaska and is a requirement of the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP) (23 U.S.C. § 148). The five-year plan identifies traffic safety problems, priorities, and planned solutions.

The SHSP is the roadmap of strategies and actions the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (DOT&PF), Alaska Highway Safety Office (AHSO), and our many safety partners will work on collaboratively through 2027 to move Toward Zero Deaths and serious injuries on Alaska's roadways. Our partners include state, regional, and local agencies, as well as private sector and non-profit/advocacy stakeholders.

The SHSP guides how traffic safety-related plans and programs throughout Alaska will promote a safe transportation system for all road users. The SHSP sets safety priorities for the Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan, State Transportation Improvement Program, HSIP, Highway Safety Plan, and Commercial Vehicle Safety Plan. The plan reflects the many people, organizations, and agencies serving essential roles to improve safety effectively and innovatively on Alaska's roadways.

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SHSP Vision and Mission

Alaska's vision and mission guide the actions we will take to move Toward Zero Deaths and serious injuries on all public roadways throughout Alaska.

Vision: Towards zero deaths and serious injuries so all surface transportation users arrive safely at their destination.

Mission: To improve the safety of all surface transportation users throughout Alaska through effective and equitable solutions using a Safe System Approach.

Other related initiatives:

Highway Safety Performance Plan

FHWA Strategic Highway Safety Plan