Safety: April 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 fatalities115First Quarter five-year average is 100
Annual target is 571
Red down arrowAs of April 30, there have been 115 fatalities in 2022. Our long-term goal is to reduce preventable deaths (a lower number is better). Total fatalities for 2020: 593.4/2022
Serious Traffic Injuries
Calendar year 2022
(Preliminary)
Number of serious traffic injuries517First Quarter five-year average is 558
Annual target is 3,232
blue check Green up arrowAs of April 30, 517 persons received serious injuries in 2022. In 2017, the crash report was updated to reflect national standards. Total serious traffic injuries for 2020: 3,186.4/2022
Traffic Crashes
Calendar year 2022
(Preliminary)
Number of
traffic crashes
29,961First Quarter five-year average is 33,232
Annual target is 131,772
blue check Green up arrowAs of April 30, there were 29,961 traffic crashes in 2022. Our long-term goal is to reduce preventable deaths (a lower number is better). Total traffic crashes for 2020: 114,697.4/2022
Safety Belt Use
Calendar year 2021
Percent of vehicle
occupants
wearing a seat belt
88.191.1 by 2021 Red down arrowWhile Wisconsin’s safety belt usage rate reached the sixth highest in 2021, we still lag behind neighboring states, which have use rates of more than 90 percent. We were below the five-year average of 89.3.10/2021