Transportation touches the lives of virtually every person each day. Whether traveling to work, school, or to a favorite vacation spot, Wisconsin’s transportation network provides the means to get there, but it can be a crazy world on the roadways and one of the reasons that Wisconsin Motor Transport Association exists. Wisconsin Motor Transport Association is a non-profit trade association concerned with problems and interests of truck transportation within the State of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Roadway Statistics
- 11,774 miles of state and Interstate highways
- 101,389 miles of locally-owned county, town and municipal streets
- 13,899 bridges
- 108 lightly traveled rural roads designated as part of the Rustic Road System
- Annual vehicle miles of travel (VMT) on Wisconsin roads is about 58 billion miles
- At the beginning of 2010, Wisconsin had almost 4.1 million licensed drivers and nearly 5.5 million registered vehicles
Large trucks are involved in about 12% of fatal crashes on Wisconsin roadways. The occupants of the other vehicles are usually the ones injured or killed because their vehicle is smaller.
Safety on the road way is the responsibility of every driver, professional or not. The Wisconsin Motor Transport Association understands this and their goal is educate the public as well as truck drivers on how to safely share the road ways with each other.