The Washington Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) is Washington’s designated highway safety office and codified in RCW 43.59. We share a vision with numerous other state and local public agencies. That vision is to reduce traffic fatalities and serious injuries to zero by 2030. The WTSC Director is the Governor’s Highway Safety Representative, which is a designated position each state is required to have in order to qualify for federal traffic safety funding. Our Commission is made up of 26 employees and ten Commissioners chaired by Washington’s Governor Jay Inslee.
Represent State, County, and City Governments
The Commissioners are the heads of various state agencies or represent other organizations with an interest and responsibility in making our roads safer for everyone. They represent the four Es, (Education, Enforcement, Engineering, and Emergency Medical Services). Agencies represented on the Commission include the Washington State Patrol, the Department of Transportation, Department of Health, Department of Licensing, Health Care Authority, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. In addition, the Washington State Association of Counties, Association of Washington Cities, and the Judiciary are represented. The Commission is chaired by Governor Jay Inslee.
Target Zero: In collaboration with our partners, achieve Target Zero – Washington’s goal of zero traffic deaths and serious injuries by 2030.
WTSC Vision: A Washington where we all work together to travel safely on our roadways.
WTSC Mission: We empower and equip people and communities with knowledge, tools, and resources to build a positive traffic safety culture.
WTSC Values: Adaptability, Collaboration, Effectiveness, Inclusion, Innovation, and Integrity.
We use a combination of federal and state systems for planning, measuring our performance, and ensuring accountability. We set goals based on traffic safety data, and measure or progress toward those goals.
Anchored by our vision and mission, our strategic plan lays out our strategies and key initiatives for accomplishing our traffic safety goals.