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The Work We Do

The primary responsibility of the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO) is to manage programs that help make Oklahoma roadways safer for everyone. By partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the Federal Highway Safety Administration (FHWA) and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), along with other national and local traffic safety organizations, OHSO develops statewide and community-level strategies, funding the projects that will have the greatest impact on reducing:

  • Crashes
  • Fatalities
  • Serious Injuries

OHSO’s priority areas that align with NHTSA and the current Section 402 funds for traffic safety programs and execution include:

  • Speeding
  • Marijuana-Impaired Driving
  • Unattended Passengers in Hot Cars
  • Teen Traffic Safety

Additional priority safety programs that correspond with the guidelines identified in the Federal Code and Regulation include:

  • Occupant Protection (405b)
  • State Traffic Safety Information System Improvements (405c)
  • Impaired Driving Countermeasures (405d)
  • Distracted Driving (405e)
  • Motorcyclist Safety (405f)
  • Nonmotorized Safety (405g)
  • Preventing Roadside Deaths (405h)

For more information regarding major highway safety problems and effective countermeasures, explore the State’s Highway Safety Plan (HSP).

Last Modified on Dec 11, 2023