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Wash Traffic Safety Commission - Current Law

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 34,378,000
Net change from current biennium 619,000 Increase
Percent change from current biennium 1.8% Increase

Operating Budget: Summary

Appropriated Funds

2021-23 Appropriations Appropriated Funds Expenditures
Amount Estimated Balance   2019-21 Actual 2021-23 Estimated 2023-25 Proposed
27,324,000 Highway Safety Account - Federal 21,682,720 27,324,000 27,819,000
60,000 Highway Safety Account - Private/Local 6,125 60,000 60,000
Industrial Insurance Premium Refund - Nonappropriated 1,995
5,125,000 Highway Safety Account - State 3,189,679 5,125,000 5,249,000
400,000 Cooper Jones Active Tr Safety Acct - State 400,000 400,000
850,000 School Zone Safety Account - State 552,155 850,000 850,000
33,759,000 Total Appropriated Funds 25,432,674 33,759,000 34,378,000

Non-Appropriated Funds

Operating Budget: Program Summary

Program Title Actual Estimated Proposed
Actual Estimated Estimated Proposed Proposed
Annual Total 12,741,863 11,895,388 4,312,895 17,152,000 17,226,000

Operating Budget: Change from Preceding Biennium

Actual Estimated Proposed
Amount Percent Amount Percent Amount Percent
(3,921,189) (13.4%) (9,224,391) (36.3%) 18,169,717 112.1%

Employment Summary

  Actual Estimated Proposed
  2020-21 Actual 2021-22 Estimated 2022-23 Estimated 2023-24 Proposed 2024-25 Proposed
FTE Staff Years 21.4 22.9 24.6 27.5 27.5