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Highway Safety Office

The Highway Safety Office of the Arkansas State Police coordinates a statewide behavioral highway safety program making effective use of federal and state highway safety funds and other resources to save lives and reduce injuries on the State’s roads. We provide leadership, innovation and program support in partnership with traffic safety advocates, professionals and organizations.

The Highway Safety Office (HSO) administers federal highway funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and oversees the highway safety program efforts supported by these funds for the State of Arkansas.

Upcoming Events and Campaigns

  • State Thanksgiving Seat Belt Mobilization - November 19 - 25, 2018
  • National Winter DWI Mobilization - December 14, 2018 - January 1, 2019
  • National Memorial Day Seat Belt Mobilization - May 20, – June 2, 2019
  • State July 4th Holiday DWI Mobilization - June 28 - July 7, 2019
  • National Labor Day DWI Mobilization - August 16 – September 2, 2019
  • State Speed Mobilization – To Be Determined

For more information on these campaigns, you can vist the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's page for Traffic Safety Marketing.

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Highway Safety Plan

Each year the HSO prepares a Highway Safety Plan (HSP) that establishes the state’s highway safety goals and project funding for the upcoming year. The HSP developed by the Highway Safety Office (HSO) identifies the traffic related safety problems in Arkansas and recommends programs that are most effective in reducing traffic fatalities, injuries and crashes. The HSO works closely with local and state governmental entities and others to develop and implement the plan.

Annual Report

The HSO prepares an Annual Report that outlines progress made toward reaching the highway safety goals established in the Highway Safety Plan.

Traffic Crash Statistics

The following reports included information about vehicle and motorcycle accidents in a variety of situations such as alcohol related, weather related, road conditions and time of day for both fatal and non-fatal crashes. These reports also include trending for year and age of driver as well as county and city statistics.

Highway Safety Grant Programs

The State and Community Highway Safety Grant Program, enacted by the Highway Safety Act of 1966 as Section 402 of Title 23, United States Code, provides grant funds to the states, the Indian nations and the territories each year according to a statutory formula based on population and road mileage. The grant funds support state planning to identify and quantify highway safety problems, provide start-up or “seed” money for new innovative programs, and give new direction to existing safety programs. State and local governmental entities and others are eligible to receive highway safety grants.

The highway safety program areas that have been identified as a priority in Arkansas are Occupant Protection, Impaired Driving, Motorcycle Safety, Roadway Safety and Traffic Records.

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