North Carolina is a Vision Zero State—even one fatality is too many on our roadways. This Plan articulates the way forward to achieve Vision Zero. The Plan’s vision, mission, and goals guide the development and implementation of strategies and actions to achieve Vision Zero.
This website provides public access to information about the 2014 Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) for the State of North Carolina, as well as a way to quickly view Progress toward the goals stated within the Plan.
This SHSP is an important component of North Carolina’s Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). The need for a SHSP was established by the federal transportation funding legislation, the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users (SAFETEA-LU), and strengthened by the passage of the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) in July 2012. MAP-21 specifies that the SHSP must be developed based on safety data on all public roads, be developed in consultation with stakeholders, employ a multidisciplinary approach, describe a program of safety strategies, and consider other highway safety plans and processes.