Safety: October 2022

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Safety: Moving toward minimizing the number of deaths, injuries and crashes on our roadways.

MAPSS Performance Scorecard
Performance measureHow we
measure it
Current report period GoalGoal metTrendCommentsDate last reported
Traffic Fatalities
Calendar year 2022
(Preliminary)
Number of traffic fatalities444
Third Quarter
five-year average is 440
Annual target is 570
Red down arrowAs of September​ 30, there have been 444 fatalities in 2022. Our long-term goal is to reduce preventable deaths (a lower number is better). Total fatalities for 2021: 595. 10/2022
Serious Traffic Injuries
Calendar year 2022
(Preliminary)
Number of serious traffic injuries2,428
Third Quarter
five-year average is 2,535
Annual target is 3,233
blue check Green up arrowAs of September 30, 2,428 persons received serious injuries in 2022. In 2017, the crash report was updated to reflect national standards. Total serious traffic injuries for 2021: 3,473.10/2022
Traffic Crashes
Calendar year 2022
(Preliminary)
Number of
traffic crashes
89,304
Third Quarter
five-year average is 95,615
Annual target is 131,783
blue check Green up arrowAs of September 30, there were 89,304 traffic crashes in 2022. Our long-term goal is to reduce preventable deaths (a lower number is better). Total traffic crashes for 2021: 128,296. ​10/2022
Safety Belt Use
Calendar year 2022
Percent of vehicle
occupants
wearing a seat belt
87.5
91.0 by 2022
Red down arrowWhile Wisconsin’s safety belt usage rate reached the seventh​ highest in 2022, we still lag behind neighboring states, which have use rates of more than 90 percent. We were below the five-year average of 89.2.10/2022​​