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
- National Thanksgiving Seat Belt Mobilization – November 16 – 29, 2020
- National Winter DWI Mobilization – December 18, 2020 – January 1, 2021
- State Distracted Driving Mobilization – April 5 – 12, 2021
- National Memorial Day Seat Belt Mobilization – May 17, – June 6, 2021
- State July 4th Holiday DWI Mobilization – June 30 – July 5, 2021
- State Speed Mobilization – July 12 – 18, 2021
- National Labor Day DWI Mobilization – August 20 – September 6, 2021
For more information on these campaigns, you can visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s page for Traffic Safety Marketing.
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.
- 2017 Safety Plan
- 2016 Safety Plan
- 2015 Safety Plan
- 2014 Safety Plan
- 2013 Safety Plan
- 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 Highway Safety Plan.
- 2015 Annual Report
- 2014 Annual Report
- 2013 Annual Report
- 2012 Annual Report
- 2011 Annual Report
- 2010 Annual Report
- 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.
- 2014 Traffic Crash 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. 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.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
- Fatality Analysis Reporting System (FARS)
- Help Keep Kids Safe – Arkansas Car Safety Seats Information
- Safer Teen Driving – Arkansas Children’s Hospital & The Center for Applied Research & Evaluation
- Governors Highway Safety Association (GHSA)
- Federal Highway Administration (FHWA)
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA)
- Bureau of Transportation Statistics
- Insurance Institute for Highway Safety
- Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety
- Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS)
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)