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Wash Traffic Safety Commission

RCW 43.59

The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) works collaboratively to promote information, education, high visibility enforcement, and various grants to state and local agencies to support projects and programs related to traffic safety; advises the Legislature on traffic safety issues; coordinates traffic safety programs at the state and local level; promotes the uniform enforcement of traffic laws; promotes safety of children around schools and playgrounds; and promotes driver, bicyclist, and pedestrian education. The commission collects and analyzes relevant traffic safety data to assist in targeting efforts to reduce the number of fatalities and serious injury collisions. The WTSC conducts research to define problem areas, identify and evaluate solutions, and track progress of behavioral programs. 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.

Agency Mission

Washington’s Traffic Safety Commission leads statewide efforts and builds partnerships to save lives and prevent injuries on our roadways for the health, safety, and benefit of our communities.
Request 32,463,000
Net change from current biennium (231,000) Decrease
Percent change from current biennium (0.7%) Decrease

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
27,051,000 Highway Safety Account - Federal 24,344,916 27,051,000 26,993,000
128,000 10,000 Highway Safety Account - Private/Local 85,260 118,000 60,000
4,675,000 Highway Safety Account - State 4,207,057 4,675,000 4,560,000
850,000 School Zone Safety Account - State 701,289 850,000 850,000
32,704,000 10,000 Total Appropriated Funds 29,338,521 32,694,000 32,463,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

2019-21 Non-Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Balance Non-Apropriated Funds 2017-19 Actual 2019-21 Estimated 2021-23 Proposed
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 15,341
Total Non-Appropriated Funds 15,341

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 14,672,922 12,690,811 4,083,298 16,241,000 16,222,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
4,796,370 19.5% (12,579,754) (42.9%) 15,688,891 93.5%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2018-19 Actual 2019-20 Estimated 2020-21 Estimated 2021-22 Proposed 2022-23 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 25.2 24.8 20.4 27.5 27.5