Grantee quarterly update

​Governor’s Conference - early bird registration! | Dates you need to know - grantee timeline | Transportable EBT training session | 3-wheel motorcycle training | ​Teaching Safe Bicycling | Designing for Pedestrian Safety |Crash Records Unit Update

Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety - Early bird registration!

Planning for the 44th Annual Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety is well underway. This is sure to be a banner year with scheduled speakers such as Kent Williams [Police Chief, FBI Academy graduate, and law enforcement powerhouse] who empowers traffic safety professionals to effectively impact their communities.

We are currently accepting registrations and encourage you to visit the registration page to save your seat! Act fast to get in before registration fees increase! (The conference will be held at the well-appointed Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva from August 21-23, 2018.)

Dates you need to know - grantee timeline

The federal fiscal 2018 grant year is over halfway complete! In the last six months, we have received positive feedback about the timely processing and receipt of reimbursement claims. This is due largely to our partners’ diligence in submitting accurate and timely monthly reports. Thanks to everyone for keeping these processes running efficiently! If you have any questions about your monthly reports, please don’t hesitate to contact your state program manager.

Below you will find upcoming activities and deadlines pertaining to grant work. Speed enforcement grants will be pushed soon and run from June 1 through August 31 pending approved work plans. As a reminder, grantees shall not begin deployments or reimbursable purchases until the grant is listed as “Active,” as discussed in the mandatory grant trainings.

April 25:​Sign up for the Click It Or Ticket mobilization in WIse-Grants if you want to save lives and have a chance at receiving a $4,000 equipment grant!
Login to WIse-Grants and click on the “My Available Opportunities” tab.
May 15:Monthly Enforcement activity report for April is due
May 21 - June 3:Click It Or Ticket National Enforcement mobilization period 
Download the Law Enforcement Action Kit for sample talking points, letters to editors, social media inspiration and other helpful media outreach strategies. Get local businesses and safety partners to participate!
June 1:​Start of 4th quarter of the federal fiscal year
Active speed enforcement grants may begin deployment based on approved work plan
June 15:​Monthly enforcement activity report for May is due
June 30:​Click it or Ticket mobilization activity report is due

Transportable EBT training session

In conjunction with the Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety, BOTS Chemical Test Section is hosting a FREE two-hour training session for the transportable Evidential Breath Test (EBT) instrument endorsement on valid Class II EBT permits. The Chemical Test Section has ten transportable EBTs available for law enforcement to use. These devices are available for loan to law enforcement agencies for special events up to 100 days in length and run on 12V DC and 120V AC power. Transportable EBTs have the same technology and general operation as regular EBTs, with minor set-up and great benefit to mobilization objectives.

Who:  Safety partners with a valid Class II EBT permit (required)
What: two-hour training session for transportable EBTs
When: August 21, time TBD (day before the Governor’s Highway Safety Conference)
Where: Grand Geneva Resort in Lake Geneva
Cost: FREE

Registration for the Governor’s Conference is open now. This session will be available for sign up on May 7. 
Please contact Heather Barkholtz with questions at

3-Wheeled motorcycle rider coach training

The Wisconsin Motorcycle Safety Program recently updated the Rider Coach Certification for the 3-Wheel Basic Rider Course (3WBRC). The Motorcycle Safety Foundation has developed a restructured course for riders. Wisconsin has always been one of the leaders in the industry implementing updated offerings.  Rider Coaches learned a new curriculum and additional range exercises that will be used while instructing 3-wheel motorcycle riders to promote safety. Pictured below are all the new Rider Coaches and BOTS staff at the training in Columbus, Wis.  


Teaching Safe Bicycling

BOTS is excited to announce the spring/summer schedule for Teaching Safe Bicycling (TSB) courses. TSBs are free “Train the Trainer” workshops designed to provide adults with skills needed to effectively host a youth bicycle rodeo. The course covers tips and skills to enhance bicycling safety; how to avoid common hazards; different challenges facing youth and adult cyclists; and how to share this potentially life-saving information with local youth and the broader community.

All classes are FREE and open to the public! Please visit our Eventbrite page for more information and registration.     

Milwaukee – Thursday, May 24, 2018
Madison – Friday, May 25, 2018
La Crosse – Friday, May 25, 2018
Menasha – Friday, June 1, 2018
Ashland – Friday, June 15, 2018

Designing for Pedestrian Safety

Designing for Pedestrian Safety is a two-day course tailored to engineers, planners, designers, and pedestrian safety advocates. This course will provide insightful discussions and lessons about cutting edge solutions that can enhance safety for pedestrians. Course instructors from the Federal Highway Administration will take participants through field exercise of nearby pedestrian facilities to understand potential pedestrian safety improvements and solutions.

This course is free and open to the public; pre-registration is required.
Lunch and snacks will be provided.

Registration will be made available on the WisDOT Pedestrian Safety page.

Madison – June 5 & 6, 2018
Milwaukee – June 7 & 8, 2018

Updates from the Crash Records Unit

  • Law enforcement agencies are encouraged to discard or recycle all paper MV4002 forms as they are not accepted by the Department any longer. All driver reported crashes must be completed online at this web address:
  • Driver Report of Crash reports (DT4002) are to be completed online by the driver, vehicle owner, or injured participant(s).
  • Information cards to hand to crash participants that explain the current requirements are available on the website.
  • Law enforcement officers who want to be added to or removed from any email distribution list should email for the request.
  • The Crash Records Unit’s hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. TraCS service desk hours are M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Wednesdays 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Law enforcement agencies are encouraged to complete and submit DT4000 forms as soon as possible to ensure timeliness of crash reports and availability for the public and data users. We appreciate all your support and patience with the new forms.