What is the SHSP?

Nevada's Strategic Highway Safety Plan, or SHSP, is a statewide, comprehensive safety plan that provides a coordinated framework for reducing fatalities and serious injuries on all Nevada public roads. The SHSP strategically establishes statewide goals and critical emphasis areas developed in consultation with Federal, state, local, and private sector safety stakeholders.

Nevada, under the leadership of the Nevada Department of Transportation, completed development of the first SHSP in 2006. The plan was updated in 2011. A broad range of state agencies and other organizations actively participated in the process through the Nevada Executive Committee on Traffic Safety (NECTS) and the Technical Working Group (TWG). The process involved a careful review of the data that resulted in the identification of five key emphasis areas including the following: