Table 6-2 Examples of Safety Performance Measures

Question to be answered Type of performance measure Examples
What is state of the world? Basic indicators
  • Fatalities per quantity of travel on the transportation system
What aspects of the state of the world are problems to fix or opportunities to pursue? Actionable conditions
  • Fatalities involving distracted driving
What actions are taken to fix problems or pursue opportunities? Outputs
  • Federal investment in distracted driving countermeasures
  • Number of states with distracted driving laws
  • Number of local school districts that include distracted driving in driver education courses
Have the actions made a difference? Outcomes
  • Evidence that fatalities involving distracted driving were reduced as a consequence of the investments, laws, or courses