Framework for Making Safe Transportation Decisions

June 2014

More than 30,000 people are killed in crashes every year on the U.S. road system. This tragic loss of life costs the American economy well over $1 billion annually. Since 1998, Federal legislation has required statewide and metropolitan transportation planning processes to address safety, and subsequent legislation, including the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act (MAP-21) of 2012, strengthened the role of safety in the planning process.