Office of Traffic and Safety

Iowa DOT is working with stakeholders to update Iowa’s Strategic Highway Safety Plan for 2019-2023. Please check back for more information as the year progresses.


An 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 strategically establishes statewide goals, objectives and key emphasis areas developed in consultation with federal, state, local and private sector safety stakeholders.

The SHSP plan process is a requirement of the Federal Highway Administration's Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). In general, the federal HSIP requires that state transportation departments develop an SHSP that:

  • Includes consultation from a variety of stakeholders during the development process.
  • Analyzes and makes effective use of crash data.
  • Addresses the 5Es plus management and operations. (The 5Es are engineering, enforcement, education, emergency services and everyone.)
  • Considers the safety needs of all public roads.
  • Describes a program of projects or strategies to reduce or eliminate safety hazards.
  • Is implemented and evaluated.

For more information

SHSP program manager
Email: Jan Laaser-Webb, P.E.

Transportation Planner
Email: Samuel Sturtz