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Drivers/vehicles and Safety
Phone Use in Motor Vehicle Crashes
The Wisconsin State Patrol, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles and Bureau of Transportation Safety surveyed a limited number of crashes in Wisconsin in an attempt to determine if there was any relation between the use of cell phones by drivers involved in crashes and the crashes themselves. Its intent was to provide an introduction to the issue of motorist cell phone use and to prompt further discussion, research and queries.
Listings of the most recent crash facts statistics arranged by county or month. Hosted by the Traffic Accidents section of the Division of Motor Vehicles.
- Crash facts
Contains traffic crash facts, alcohol traffic crash facts and motorcycle crash facts as well as special interest monographs on seatbelt use, deer crashes, and traffic safety fact sheets.
Statewide summaries of information on traffic crashes, deaths and injuries. The information is broken down into specific categories including number and type of crashes, numbers of people killed and injured, severity of injuries, contributing factors, ages and roles, and age of drivers.
- Facts and
A comprehensive publication covering a wide range of driver and vehicle topics including accidents, dealers, licensing, driver testing, revocations and suspensions.
- Weekly fatality report
Contains figures representing traffic fatalities occurring on public trafficways in Wisconsin reported to the Division of Motor Vehicles -Traffic Accident Section as of the date shown at the top of the page. Also includes links to fatalities by county and by month.
- The Road Crew Project
The Road Crew project, funded by a discretionary grant from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), applies social marketing concepts to reduce drunk driving and alcohol-related crashes primarily involving young male drivers. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety led a statewide project team, in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin School of Business, Miller Brewing Company, and the Tavern League of Wisconsin, that helped develop community-based strategies for providing and promoting alternative transportation services designed to separate drivers from their vehicles before they took their first drink.
This year-long demonstration project gave almost 20,000 rides to potential drunk drivers in three rural Wisconsin communities. The evaluation indicated these rides resulted in an estimated 17% reduction in drunk driving crashes in those areas. Road Crew methods and lessons learned are being made available to communities throughout the United States via this final report to NHTSA and the program Toolbox.
The Road Crew Final Report:
- Table of contents (62 KB)
- Tab 1: Executive summary (34 KB)
- Tab 2: Lessons learned (96 KB)
- Tab 3: Research report (104 KB)
- Tab 4: Appendix A, Focus group research (110 KB)
- Tab 5: Appendix B, Questionnaires (96 KB)
- Tab 6: Appendix C, Research tables (129 KB)
- Tab 7: Appendix D, Community overviews (48 KB)
- Tab 8: Appendix E, Poster (311 KB)
- Entire report (821 KB)
Road Crew Social Marketing Toolbox:
- Table of contents (208 KB)
- Tab 1: Introduction (160 KB)
- Tab 2: Social marketing (120 KB)
- Tab 3: Community coalition (149 KB)
- Tab 4: Target market (100 KB)
- Tab 5: Transportation (133 KB)
- Tab 6: Incentives (134 KB)
- Tab 7: Marketing and promotion (444 KB)
- Tab 8: Administration (89 KB)
- Tab 9: Financial matters (145 KB)
- Tab 10: Resources (336 KB)
- Entire report (2.1 MB)
- Report on Ignition Interlock Devices (IID) and Vehicle
The Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety, in conjunction with the Department of Health and Family Services, worked with representatives of law enforcement, the legal community, and alcohol assessment agencies to provide a comprehensive review of IIDs and vehicle immobilization in accordance with 1999 Wisconsin Act 109 Section 88(3).
The study involved extensive dialogue with legal professionals, law enforcement professionals and local, alcohol assessment agencies, and IID vendors; a review of existing literature, and an analysis including opinions on the use of IIDs and other vehicle sanctions. The following, final report was distributed to the Legislature and Governor on December 26, 2003 and includes the study findings focusing on legal and technical aspects of IIDs and vehicle immobilization, their effectiveness, implementation and legislative considerations for Wisconsin.
- State of Wisconsin - Impaired Driving Assessment, Mar. 31-Apr. 4, 2003 (256 KB)
- Evaluation of Alternatives to Incarceration for Repeat
This 2001 consultant report was prepared by the Dieringer Research Group (Milwaukee, WI) under contract to the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. The study was undertaken as a joint effort by the Departments of Transportation, Corrections and Health and Family Services, as required in 1999 Wisconsin Act 109, Section 88(1). The report evaluates the use of treatment programs and other alternatives as ways to reduce the length of or need for incarceration for repeat drunk driving. For a concluding summary and interpretation of the study findings, see the fifth report, titled "Final Analysis."
- Passive Alcohol Sensors: A Study Focusing on their Use,
Performance, Effectiveness, and Policy Implications for Traffic
- Entire report (3.37 MB)
- The Governor's Blue Ribbon Task Force on Passenger Rail Service (5.3 MB)
- Midwest Regional Rail Initiative (1.5 MB)
- Wisconsin Rail Issues and Opportunities Report
- Transportation budget trends (1.51 MB)
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