The Northwest Louisiana Transportation Safety Coalition is one of nine similar bodies across the state formed to implement and sustain Louisiana's Strategic Highway Safety Plan (SHSP) by bridging gaps between the Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development, local governments, law enforcement, public health organizations, education leaders, civic organizations, and other safety stakeholders working in Caddo, Bossier, DeSoto, Webster, Red River, Claiborne, and Bienville parishes.
Louisiana's Strategic Highway Safety Plan is a data-driven approach intended to reduce transportation-related fatalities and serious injuries 50% by 2030. The state's traffic fatality and injury rates are higher than the national average. The Northwest Louisiana Transportation Safety Coalition is a multidisciplinary regional coalition that has developed a regional strategic highway safety plan that identifies strategies in engineering, education, enforcement, and emergency services targeted toward five emphasis areas: distracted driving, impaired driving, infrastructure and operations, occupant protection, and young drivers. The Coalition Coordinator is tasked with helping to implement, sustain and update SHSP strategies, evaluate their effectiveness and communicate progress to the state and other regional coalitions and entities.