Safety Plan

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Our Plan for Progress

Iowa’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is a statewide-coordinated safety plan that provides a comprehensive framework for reducing highway fatalities and serious injuries on all public roads. The SHSP establishes statewide objectives and key emphasis areas developed in consultation with federal, state, local, and private sector safety stakeholders.

Iowa Strategic Highway Safety Plan

The Five E’s of Emphasis

Iowa has made great strides through its five areas of emphasis: The Five E’s. Since the Five E’s were established Iowa has seen a decrease in roadway fatalities. See recent advancements in:

Everyone — This recently added ‘E’ plays a critical role in reducing fatalities. There is only so much that engineers, enforcement officials, educators, and emergency responders can do. This website is devoted to helping drivers understand their responsibility behind the wheel to save countless lives and get us closer to the goal of Zero Fatalities.