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keeping the roads safe in Dane County


traffic safety tips

Safe Communities launches annual traffic safety campaigns thanks to much planning and input from many community members and traffic safety stakeholders. Neighborhoods, police departments, citizen groups, local transportation agencies, and interested citizens are invited to “plug into” these campaigns by organizing their own activities.

Planning Kits for each of the campaigns include ideas for local projects, as well as sample newsletter articles and other resources. For each of these campaigns, the Safe Community Coalition raises funds, provides planning and logistical support, and coordinates media and public education efforts. If we can help support your activities to address these traffic safety issues, please let us know!


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dane county traffic safety commission


Commission Members:


Cheryl Wittke

Executive Director


Sgt. Matt Meyer

Dane Co. Sheriff's Office & Co-Chair


Tom Duval

Primary Contact

  • AAA Wisconsin
  • American Family Children’s Hospital / Safe Kids
  • Belleville Police Dept.
  • Blue Mounds Police Dept.
  • CESA 2 Driver’s Education
  • Cottage Grove Police Dept.
  • Cross Plains Police Dept.
  • Dane Co. Court Commissioner
  • Dane Co. District Attorney’s Office
  • Dane Co. EMS
  • Dane Co. Highway & Transportation
  • Dane Co. Sheriff’s Office
  • DeForest Police Dept
  • DeForest Public Works
  • Fitchburg Police Dept.
  • Fitchburg Public Works
  • Fitchburg Traffic Engineering
  • Greater Madison MPO
  • Madison Metro
  • Madison Municipal Court
  • Madison Police Dept.
  • Madison Traffic Engineering
  • Marshall Police Dept.
  • McFarland Police Dept.
  • Middleton Police Dept.
  • Monona Police Dept.
  • Mt. Horeb Police Dept.
  • Oregon Police Dept.
  • Public Health Madison & Dane Co.
  • Safe Communities Madison-Dane Co.
  • Shorewood Hills Police Dept.
  • SSM Health
  • Stoughton Police Dept.
  • Sun Prairie Pedestrian Task Force
  • Sun Prairie Police Dept.
  • Sun Prairie Public Works
  • Town of Madison Police Dept.
  • UW Extension
  • UW Health Trauma Centers
  • UW Police Dept.
  • UW TOPS Laboratory
  • UW Transportation Services
  • Verona Police Dept.
  • Waunakee Police Dept.
  • WI Bike Federation
  • WI Dept. of Transportation/
    Bureau of Traffic Safety
  • WI State Laboratory of Hygiene
  • WI State Patrol


Safe Communities members came together in 2006 to improve bicycle safety in rural and urban areas of Dane County, thanks to a grant from Dane County and Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 

The Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin (BFW) is an excellent local bicycle safety resource for individuals and organizations. For more information about their projects and programs, check out their website at


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Treatment Key

Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.

MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.