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Healthy and Safe Communities

Last Updated: 07/14/2021

Identify and mitigate risk to public safety

Strategy: Identify and mitigate risk to public safety

Agency: 228 - Traffic Safety Commission

A001 - Improve Traffic Safety on Washington Roads

The Traffic Safety Commission promotes information and education campaigns related to traffic safety; coordinates development of statewide and local safety activities; and promotes uniform enforcement of traffic safety laws. Commission staff collects and analyzes traffic safety-related data to assist in targeting efforts to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injuries. Staff also conducts research to define problem areas, identify and evaluate solutions, and track progress. State traffic safety goals are established each year, and public opinion and behavior surveys are conducted annually. The Commission provides grants to state and local agencies to support innovative projects to improve traffic safety. It administers the School Zone Safety Account which provides for enforcement activities, community and school district projects, and educational programs to improve traffic safety in school zones throughout the state.

Account FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTE 27.5 27.5 27.5
106 - Highway Safety Account
State 2,286,000 2,302,000 4,588,000
Federal 13,479,000 13,556,000 27,035,000
Local 59,000 59,000 118,000
106 - Highway Safety Account Totals 15,824,000 15,917,000 31,741,000
780 - School Zone Safety Account
State 425,000 425,000 850,000
FY 2020 FY 2021 Biennium Total
FTES 27.5 27.5 27.5
GFS
Other 16,249,000.0 16,342,000.0 32,591,000.0
Totals 16,249,000.0 16,342,000.0 32,591,000.0

002601 - Traffic Fatalities

Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 0 420
2015-17 A3 0 401
2017-19 A2 0 383
2017-19 A3 0 364

002602 - Traffic Fatalities Involving an Impaired Driver

Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 0 209
2015-17 A3 0 199
2017-19 A2 0 189
2017-19 A3 0 180

002603 - Traffic Fatalities Involving a Speeding Driver

Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 0 150
2015-17 A3 0 139
2017-19 A2 0 128
2017-19 A3 0 117

002605 - Traffic Fatalities Involving a Young Driver Age 16-25

Biennium Period Actual Target
2015-17 A2 0 124
2015-17 A3 0 112
2017-19 A2 0 100
2017-19 A3 0 88