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Safety: July 2014


Performance measure How we measure it Current report period Goal Goal met Trend Comments
Safety: Moving toward minimizing the number of deaths, injuries and crashes on our roadways.
Traffic fatalities
*Preliminary calendar year-to-date 2014
Number of traffic fatalities 213 Second quarter target is 232.2

Annual target is 532
Goal has been met Performance is trending in a favorable direction As of June 30, there have been 213 fatalities in 2014, a 5.7 percent reduction from last year at this time and a 12.7 percent reduction from the five-year average. Our long-term goal is zero preventable deaths (a lower number is better).
Traffic injuries
*Preliminary calendar year 2013
Injury rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 67.00 Annual target rate is 67.77 Goal has been met Trend is holding The personal injury rate in 2013 was the second lowest rate recorded, 6 percent below the five-year rolling average of 71.34 (a lower rate is better).
Traffic crashes
*Preliminary calendar year 2013
Crash rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 198.70 Annual target rate is 184   Performance is trending in an unfavorable direction The (preliminary) crash rate in 2013 increased from the rate in 2012 and is 2.7 percent above the five year average (a lower rate is better).
Seat belt use
*Preliminary calendar year 2014
Percent of vehicle occupants wearing a seat belt 85.6 86.0   Performance is trending in a favorable direction While Wisconsin’s seat belt usage reached an all-time high in 2014, the state still lags behind neighboring states like Illinois and Michigan, with use rates of more than 90 percent.

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Last modified: July 31, 2014

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