Safety: July 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 (Prelim​in​ary)
Number of traffic fat​alities236​Fourth Quarter five year average is 573​
Annual target i​s 561
blue check green arrow ​As of June 30th, there have been 236 fatalities in 2021. Our long-term goal is to reduce preventable deaths (a lower number is better). 2020 total for fatalities is 593.​7/2021​​​
Serious Traffic Injuries
Calendar year 2021 (Preliminary)​
Number of serious traffic injuries​1485​Fourth Quarter five year average is 3,175
Annual target is 3,016
Red down arrowAs of June 30th, 1,485 pers​ons have received serious injuries in 2021. In 2017, the crash report was updated to reflect national standards. 2020 total for serious traffic injuries is 3,186.​7/2021
Traffic Crashes
Calendar year 2021 (Preliminary)
Number of traffic crashes57,761Fourth Quarter five year average is 136,007
Annual target is 129,207
blue check​​ red down arrowAs of June 30th, there were 57,761 traffic crashes in 2021. Our long-term goal is to reduce preventable deaths (a lower number is better). 2020 ​total for traffic crashes is 114,697.​
Safety Belt Use
Calendar year 2020
Percent of vehicle occupants wearing a seat belt89.292.0 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​​