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Safety: April 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-to-date 2015
(Preliminary)
Number of traffic fatalities 101 Annual target is 523. First quarter target is 89.   Performance is trending in an unfavorable direction As of March 31st, there have been 101 fatalities in 2015. Our long-term goal is zero preventable deaths (a lower number is better).
Traffic injuries
Calendar year-to-date 2015
(Preliminary)
Number of traffic injuries 8,353 Annual target is 37,986. First quarter target is 8,442. Goal has been met Performance is trending in a favorable direction As of March 31st, there have been 8,353 persons injured in 2015. Our long-term goal is zero preventable deaths (a lower number is better). 
Traffic crashes
Calendar year-to-date 2015
(Preliminary)
Number of traffic crashes 29,205 Annual target is 108,031. First quarter target is 27,496.   Performance is trending in a favorable direction As of March 31st, there have been 29,205 traffic crashes in 2015. 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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