Traffic Safety Commission
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The most current minutes are presented as "unapproved" until they are approved at the successive committee meeting.
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The County Clerk or their designee shall be responsible for keeping minutes of meetings.
Traffic Safety Commission (TSC) Law
In 1971, Governor Patrick Lucey signed into law Statute 83.013 which requires each county to have a community-level, multi-disciplinary TSC. Since then, Wisconsin has been the envy of other states for our grassroots approach to traffic safety. Some states have laws that allow, but do not require, cities or counties to establish similar groups; Iowa, for example, has only a handful of them.
Who We Are
A commission is required to include the county’s:
From Wisconsin Department of Transportation (DOT):
With representatives from:
Additional members might include county highway committee members, town board supervisors, civic leaders, safety advocates and the local news media.
What We Do
Commissions must meet at least quarterly and state law specifies these duties:
Based on their review of this data and reports of citizens’ concerns, TSCs can recommend corrective action to DOT, the county board or highway committee, or any other appropriate branch of government. Recommending to governments and responding to citizens often takes some gumption. As Jefferson County TSC coordinator Joe Nehmer says, “We tell them what we think, not necessarily what they want to hear.”
DOT provides commissions with crash and citation data for rural state and county highways, and the BOTS RPM provides legislative updates and information on traffic safety initiatives and grant funding opportunities.
Additional TSC Functions