Performance Measure (PM 1) – Safety

Be Prepared to StopOverview

On April 14, 2016, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) set the final rule for safety performance measures. This rule required state DOT's to set annual safety performance targets via the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).


Reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries


Learn more about state safety performance targets on FHWA’s Safety Performance Management site.

How are targets set?

Five year rolling averages are used to calculate targets for each of the safety measures. PM1 establishes how FHWA will assess whether state DOTs have met or made progress on their safety targets.

Reporting Frequency

Safety targets are reported in the HSIP report on August 31 of each year.


View prior year’s results on FHWA’s Transportation Performance Management (TPM) dashboard.

Federal Safety Measures:

  1. ​Number of Fatalities 
  2. Fatalities per 100 million vehicle miles traveled (VMT)
  3. Number of serious injuries
  4. Rate of serious injuries (per 100 million VMT)
  5. Number of non-motorized fatalities and number of non-motorized serious injuries combined

Read more about W​isconsin’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan and application process on WisDOT’s HSIP site.

In Wisconsin

In addition to annually reporting on FHWA’s required measures, Wisconsin has tracked and reported the following safety measures through our MAPSS Performance Improvement Program since 2012. We believe any preventable death on Wisconsin’s roadways is one too many.

  1. ​Traffic fatalities
  2. Serious traffic injuries
  3. Traffic crashes
  4. Safety belt use

For more information regarding how we are doing in these areas please visit this site.​