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Safety: October 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
Calendar year-to-date 2014 (preliminary)
Number of traffic fatalities 369 Third quarter target is 400

Annual target is 531
Goal has been met Performance is trending in a favorable direction As of September 30, there have been 360 fatalities in 2014. Our long-term goal is zero preventable deaths (a lower number is better).
Traffic injuries
Calendar year-to-date 2014 (preliminary)
Number of traffic injuries 26,775 Third quarter target is 28,476

Annual target is 38,354
Goal has been met Performance is trending in a favorable direction This statistic was changed from a rate to a number because of the delay in receiving  the vehicle miles traveled for the measurement period (a lower number is better).
Traffic crashes
Calendar year-to-date 2014 (preliminary)
Number of traffic crashes 77,219 Third quarter target is 73,510
 
Annual target is 106,201
  Trend is holding This statistic was changed from a rate to a number because of the delay in receiving  the vehicle miles traveled for the measurement period (a lower number is better).
Seat belt use
Calendar year 2014
Percent of vehicle occupants wearing a seat belt 84.7 86.0 by 2016   Performance is trending in a favorable direction While Wisconsin’s seat belt usage reached an all-time high in 2014, we lag behind neighboring states like Illinois and Michigan, with use rates of more than 90 percent.

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Last modified: October 31, 2014

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