A report on motor vehicle crashes involving driver, passenger, or pedestrian fatalities during the previous three months is presented in a closed session during every meeting. Representatives of law enforcement agencies provide information on location, time of day, nature of the crash, traffic patterns, and other factors that may have contributed, such as driver impairment, distracted driving, vehicle speed, roadway lighting, seatbelt/helmet use, or road conditions. Names of individuals involved in crashes remain confidential. In the event other sensitive information is shared, those attending the meeting sign a confidentiality agreement.
Commission members regularly review information provided on Community Maps, a free, public, online database of all police-reported motor vehicle crashes across the state from 2010 to the present and fatal crashes from 2001. Community Maps is hosted at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by the Wisconsin Traffic Operations and Safety (TOPS) Laboratory in collaboration with the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety (BOTS).