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Safety: April 2014


Performance measure How we measure it Current report period Goal Goal met Trend Comments
Safety: Moving toward minimizing the number of deaths, injuries and crashes on our roadways.
Traffic fatalities
*Preliminary calendar year-to-date 2014
Number of traffic fatalities 89 First quarter target is 90.3

Annual target is 532
  Performance is trending in a favorable direction As of March 31, there have been 89 fatalities in 2014, a 13.9 percent reduction from last year at this time and a 7.4 percent reduction from the five-year average. Our long-term goal is zero preventable deaths (a lower number is better).
Traffic injuries
Calendar year 2012
Injury rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 66.63 Annual target rate is 71.29 Goal has been met Performance is trending in a favorable direction The personal injury rate in 2012 was the lowest rate recorded, 11 percent below the five-year rolling average of 75.05 (a lower rate is better).
Traffic crashes
Calendar year 2012
Crash rate per 100 million vehicle miles traveled 185.12 Annual target rate is 188.56 Goal has been met Performance is trending in a favorable direction 2012 data is 6.7 percent below the prior five-year rolling average (a lower rate is better).
Seat belt use
Calendar year 2013
Percent of vehicle occupants wearing a seat belt 82.4 85.0   Performance is trending in a favorable direction While Wisconsin's seat belt usage reached an all-time high in 2012, the state still lags behind neighboring states like Illinois and Michigan, which estimate safety belt use rates of more than 90 percent.

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