Safety: January 2018

MAPSS Performance Scorecard
Performance measure How we measure it Current report period Goal  Goal
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Trend Comments
Safety: Moving toward minimizing the number of deaths, injuries and crashes on our roadways.

Traffic Fatalities
Calendar year 2017(Preliminary)

 

Number of traffic fatalities602

Fourth quarter target is 526.

Annual target is 526.

                   Performance is trending in an unfavorable direction As of December 31st, there have been 602 fatalities in 2017. Our long-term goal is to reduce preventable deaths (a lower number is better).

Serious Traffic Injuries
Calendar year 2017 (Preliminary)

 

Number of serious traffic injuries3,254Fourth quarter target is 3,024.
Annual target is 3,024.
                Performance is trending in an unfavorable direction As of December 31st, 3,254 persons have received serious injuries in 2017. Beginning in 2017, the crash report was changed to reflect current national standards. Injury severity went from an officer's judgment of the consequences of the injury to readily apparent symptoms.

Traffic Crashes
Calendar year 2017 (Preliminary)

Number of traffic crashes121,408Fourth quarter target is 113,627.
Annual target is 113,627.
                 Performance is trending in an unfavorable direction As of December 31st, there have been 121,408 traffic crashes in 2017. Our long-term goal is reduced preventable deaths (a lower number is better).
Safety Belt Use
Calendar year 2017
Percent of vehicle occupants wearing a seat belt89.492.0 by 2020 check Performance is trending in a favorable direction While Wisconsin’s seat belt usage reached an all-time high in 2017, we lag behind neighboring states like Illinois and Michigan, with use rates of more than 90 percent.