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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.

Each year the HSO prepares a Highway Safety Plan that establishes the state’s highway safety goals and objectives and describes the projects recommended for funding during the year. The HSO works closely with local and state governmental entities and others to develop and implement the plan. 

Highway Safety Plan

The Highway Safety Plan (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.

2012 Safety Plan
2011 Safety Plan
2010 Safety Plan
2009 Safety Plan

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

2009 Annual Report

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.

2013 Traffic Crash Statistics
2012 Traffic Crash Statistics
2011 Traffic Crash Statistics
2010 Traffic Crash Statistics
2009 Traffic Crash Statistics
2008 Traffic Crash Statistics
2007 Traffic Crash Statistics (Revised)
2006 Traffic Crash Statistics
2005 Traffic Crash Statistics
2004 Traffic Crash Statistics
2003 Traffic Crash Statistics
2002 Traffic Crash Statistics
2001 Traffic Crash 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.

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.

State and local governmental entities and others are eligible to receive highway safety grants.

Upcoming Events and Campaigns

Arkansas FFY 2013 Enforcement Mobilizations

November Occupant Protection Mobilization (Thanksgiving Holiday)
“Click It or Ticket”
November 19 - 25, 2012

December Impaired Driving Mobilization (Christmas & New Year Holiday)
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
Dec. 14, 2012 – Jan. 1, 2013

March Impaired Driving Mobilization
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
March 8 – 17, 2013

April Impaired Driving Mobilization
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
April 12 – 21, 203

National Memorial Day Occupant Protection Mobilization
May 20 – June 2, 2013

Impaired Driving Mobilization (July 4th Holiday)
“Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over”
June 28 – July 7, 2013

July Speed Mobilization
“Obey the Sign or Pay the Fine”
July 8 – 14, 2013

National Labor Day - Impaired Drivings/State Seat Belt Mobilization
August 16 – September 2, 2013 

Click it or TicketObey The Sign or Pay The Fine

For more information on these campaigns go to:

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