Traffic Safety

WASCOP provides leadership on promoting traffic safety throughout the State of Wyoming through the activities of the Traffic Safety Committee (TSC). The TSC provides the WASCOP leadership advice on critical traffic safety issues. The TSCs goal is to save lives, prevent injuries and reduce economic costs of traffic crashes. This is accomplished through the following objectives:

  1. Develop strong partnerships with State, Federal, and local governments to find innovative approaches involving education, research, safety standards and enforcement activity.

  2. Identify trends in traffic safety.

  3. Identify effective strategies to combat traffic safety problems.

  4. To provide assistance in the development of statewide policies for traffic crash reduction,

    enforcement and reporting.

In order to further these goals and objectives WASCOP has partnered with the State of Wyoming Office of Highway Safety in the management of traffic safety grants awarded to Wyoming through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Wyoming Office of Highway Safety has developed a grant funding formula based on traffic crash data designed to make resources available to agencies to implement strategies that accomplish traffic safety objectives. This granting formula is designed to direct adequate traffic safety resources to every Wyoming community to assist in accomplishing traffic safety goals statewide. WASCOP administers the granting process for its members including the application process, distribution of funds, oversight of programs to ensure program goals are being met, payment of grant funds to agencies and all reporting requirements.