Safety: April 2021

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

MAPSS Performance Scorecard
​​​​Performance measure​​​​How we measure it​​​​Current report period ​​​​Goal​​​​Goal met​​​​Trend​​​​Comments​​​​​Date last reported

Traffic Fatalities
Calendar year 2021 (Preliminary)

Number of traffic fat​alities83​

Fourth Quarter five year average is 573​ Annual target is 561​


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green arrow As of March 31st, there have been 83 fatalities in 2021. Our long-term goal is to reduce preventable deaths (a lower number is better). 2020 preliminary total for fatalities is 598.
​4/2021​​​

Serious Traffic Injuries
Calendar year 2021 (Preliminary)​

 

Number of serious traffic injuries468​

Fourth Quarter five year average is 3,175 Annual target is 3,016

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Red down arrowAs of March 31st, 468 persons have received serious injuries in 2021. In 2017, the crash report was updated to reflect national standards. 2020 preliminary total for serious traffic injuries is 3,184.
​4/2021

Traffic Crashes
Calendar year 2021 (Preliminary)

Number of traffic crashes27,819

Fourth Quarter five-year average is 136,007 Annual target is 129,207

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Green arrowAs of March 31st, there were 27,819 traffic crashes in 2021. Our long-term goal is to reduce preventable deaths (a lower number is better). 2020 preliminary total for traffic crashes is 114,638.
​4/2021​​
Safety Belt Use
Calendar year 2020
Percent of vehicle occupants wearing a seat belt89.2
92.0 by 2020 Red down arrow​​
​While Wisconsin’s safety belt usage rate reached the fourth highest in 2020, we still lag behind neighboring states, with use rates of more than 90 percent. We were better than the five year average of 88.6.
​10/2020​​

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