SHSP and Traffic Records
The Georgia Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) is a data-driven, comprehensive, multidisciplinary plan that integrates the “4 Safety E’s”- engineering, education, enforcement, and emergency medical services. This plan establishes statewide performance goals, objectives, and emphasis areas that describe program strategies to reduce or eliminate safety hazards on Georgia roads. In the pages of the SHSP & Traffic Records tab, you can view the SHSP in its entirety at http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/highway-safety/shsp/, learn about the SHSP task teams, view partners of the Traffic Records Coordinating Committee and view the SHSP Calendar for meeting dates and other important deadlines and events.
While the total number of Georgia traffic deaths has decreased for three straight years, so has the number of pedestrian fatalities. Following three years of increased pedestrian deaths, 2019 saw a reduction from 262 in 2018 to 236 in 2019. Unfortunately, a 2021 report by the Governors Highway Safety Association (https://www.ghsa.org/resources/Pedestrians21) shows that 2020 saw a 20 percent nationwide increase in pedestrian deaths, while Georgia experienced a 18 percent increase.
To view Georgia's 2019 traffic fatality data, visit http://www.gahighwaysafety.org/research/2019-georgia-traffic-fatality-data/. This FARS data for the state of Georgia can be viewed in its entirely online by clicking HERE. Once on the page, click on Georgia in the map. Data can be viewed statewide or by county (by clicking on the drop down menu at the top of the page). Further county-related, interactive data maps for all of Georgia are also available at the above link.