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Safety: January 2015


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
Calendar year 2014 (Preliminary)
Number of traffic fatalities 498 Annual target is 531 Goal has been met Performance is trending in a favorable direction As of December 31st, there have been 498 fatalities in 2014. Our long-term goal is zero preventable deaths (a lower number is better).
Traffic injuries
Calendar year 2014 (Preliminary)
Number of traffic injuries 38,985 Annual target is 38,354   Performance is trending in a favorable direction As of December 31st, there have been 38,985 persons injured in 2014. Our long-term goal is zero preventable deaths (a lower number is better). 
Traffic crashes
Calendar year 2014 (Preliminary)
Number of traffic crashes 117,841 Annual target is 106,201   Performance is trending in an unfavorable direction As of December 31st, there have been 117,841 traffic crashes in 2014. Our long-term goal is zero preventable deaths (a lower number is better). 
Seat belt use
Calendar year 2014
Percent of vehicle occupants wearing a seat belt 84.7 86.0 by 2016   Performance is trending in a favorable direction While Wisconsin’s seat belt usage reached an all-time high in 2014, we lag behind neighboring states like Illinois and Michigan, with use rates of more than 90 percent.

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