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Preliminary total of 52 Wisconsin traffic deaths last month make it tied for the safest August since World War II
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Preliminary total of 52 Wisconsin traffic deaths last month make it tied for the safest August since World War II

Through the first eight months of this year, a total of 396 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes.

Traffic fatalities on Wisconsin roads take a deadly turn for the worse
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Traffic fatalities on Wisconsin roads take a deadly turn for the worse

July was the deadliest month on Wisconsin roads this year, prompting transportation safety officials to issue a “call to action” urging all motorists to be safe/responsible

June traffic crashes claim 59 lives in Wisconsin
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June traffic crashes claim 59 lives in Wisconsin

Through the first half of this year, traffic deaths down slightly compared to 2016

May traffic crashes claim 45 lives in Wisconsin
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May traffic crashes claim 45 lives in Wisconsin

Second safest May since World War II, but traffic deaths so far this year still outpace the five-year average

Traffic deaths in January were tied for third lowest since WWII
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Traffic deaths in January were tied for third lowest since WWII

Last month 32 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes.

New online Driver Report of Crash form to replace paper form
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New online Driver Report of Crash form to replace paper form

The Driver Report of Crash in paper form will no longer be available for completing and mailing to WisDOT for crashes that occur after Dec. 31, 201

State traffic deaths increased by nearly 6 percent in 2016
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State traffic deaths increased by nearly 6 percent in 2016

To prevent deaths and injuries in the upcoming year, WisDOT along with its traffic safety partners will intensify many safety initiatives

To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash designate before you celebrate on New Year’s weekend
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To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash designate before you celebrate on New Year’s weekend

To combat drunken driving, law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force for the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Thursday
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Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Thursday

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign runs from Dec. 15 to Jan. 1

62 people died in traffic crashes last month
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62 people died in traffic crashes last month

November traffic fatalities

To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on Halloween
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To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on Halloween

Last year in Wisconsin, 190 people were killed and 2,900 injured in alcohol-related crashes.

Last month was tied for safest month of September in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII
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Last month was tied for safest month of September in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII

The deadliest month of September was in 1973 with 116 deaths.

Last month was the least deadly August on Wisconsin roads since World War II
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Last month was the least deadly August on Wisconsin roads since World War II

As of August 31, a total of 387 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes in 2016

Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Friday
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Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Friday

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign runs from August 19 to September 5

It’s no-go for Pokémon GO on roadways & railways
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It’s no-go for Pokémon GO on roadways & railways

Take safety to the next level, and join Wisconsin in keeping Pokémon out of the driver’s seat.

51 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes in June
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51 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes in June

Traffic fatalities last month were seven more than June 2015, but two fewer than the five-year average for the month of June.

Traffic crashes killed 50 people in Wisconsin in May
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Traffic crashes killed 50 people in Wisconsin in May

During the Memorial Day holiday weekend, eight people died in traffic crashes.

Last month was tied for the fourth safest month of April in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII
April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Last year in Wisconsin, 94 people were killed in distracted driving crashes

Traffic deaths in 2016 are up about 32% compared with last year
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Traffic deaths in 2016 are up about 32% compared with last year

So far this year, 79 people have been killed in crashes including seven pedestrians and one bicyclist.

WisDOT’s Super Bowl Sunday safety message
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WisDOT’s Super Bowl Sunday safety message

Football fans should not let their fellow fans drive drunk

Traffic deaths in January were the second lowest since WWII
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Traffic deaths in January were the second lowest since WWII

Last month 28 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes

State traffic deaths increased by nearly 13 percent in 2015
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State traffic deaths increased by nearly 13 percent in 2015

Wisconsin ended 2015 with 556 traffic fatalities.

To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on New Year’s Eve
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To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on New Year’s Eve

To combat drunken driving, law enforcement agencies across the state will be out in force for the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign, which runs until Sunday, January 3.

45 people died in traffic crashes last month
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45 people died in traffic crashes last month

Last month also was the fourth safest month of November in terms of traffic deaths since World War II.

Last month was the third safest month of October in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII
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Last month was the third safest month of October in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII

Last month, 44 people died in traffic crashes on Wisconsin roadways

Traffic crashes claim the lives of 63 people in September
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Traffic crashes claim the lives of 63 people in September

Traffic fatalities so far this year are up by more than 16 percent over last year.

August had the highest number of traffic fatalities so far this year
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August had the highest number of traffic fatalities so far this year

As of August 31, a total of 356 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes in 2015

Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Friday
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Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Friday

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign runs from August 21 to September 7

Traffic fatalities decrease in June
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Traffic fatalities decrease in June

In June, 41 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes

Traffic fatalities increase in May
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Traffic fatalities increase in May

With 54 traffic fatalities, May was the deadliest month on Wisconsin roads so far this year.

Traffic fatalities increase significantly in April
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Traffic fatalities increase significantly in April

Traffic fatalities in April were 19 more than in April 2014.

WisDOT provides $70,000 in federal funding for pedestrian safety task forces in La Crosse, Madison and Milwaukee
Traffic crashes killed 36 people in March
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Traffic crashes killed 36 people in March

Deadliest month of March on Wisconsin roads in the last 8 years

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted driving crashes killed 71 people in Wisconsin last year

Zero In Wisconsin smart phone app will help those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to drive sober.
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Zero In Wisconsin smart phone app will help those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to drive sober.

So if you’re planning to celebrate this festive holiday, your plans should include downloading the free Zero In Wisconsin Drive Sober app for mobile devices.

Traffic crashes killed 25 people in February
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Traffic crashes killed 25 people in February

Third safest month of February in the last 10 years

Last month was tied for the fourth safest month of January in terms of traffic deaths in the last 10 years
State ends 2014 with fewer than 500 traffic deaths for the first time since 1943
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State ends 2014 with fewer than 500 traffic deaths for the first time since 1943

Wisconsin ended 2014 with 491 traffic fatalities.

To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on New Year’s Eve
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To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on New Year’s Eve

“An effective way to avoid a drunken driving arrest or a crash is to designate a sober driver before you celebrate.”

A drunken driving arrest or crash on Halloween could be the ultimate horror story
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A drunken driving arrest or crash on Halloween could be the ultimate horror story

“This year, if you designate a sober driver before you celebrate and don’t let your friends drive if they’re impaired, we could attain zero traffic deaths on Halloween.”

Traffic deaths in September were the lowest for the month since the mid-1940s
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Traffic deaths in September were the lowest for the month since the mid-1940s

Last month, 43 people died in traffic crashes on Wisconsin roads.

August was the highest traffic fatalities month so far this year
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August was the highest traffic fatalities month so far this year

August had the highest number of fatalities so far this year

Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Friday
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Statewide crackdown on drunken driving begins Friday

‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign runs from Aug. 15 to Sept. 1

Traffic fatalities in July were the second lowest for the month since 1937
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Traffic fatalities in July were the second lowest for the month since 1937

Last month, 39 people were killed in traffic crashes in Wisconsin.

Traffic crashes last month killed 48 people
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Traffic crashes last month killed 48 people

It was tied for the third safest month of May in terms of traffic deaths since the end of World War II

Major road construction will be suspended to accommodate heavy traffic during Memorial Day weekend
Last month was the safest month of April in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII
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Last month was the safest month of April in terms of traffic deaths since the end of WWII

Last month, 27 people died in 21 crashes on Wisconsin roadways, which made it the safest month of April in terms of traffic deaths since the end of World War II.

Traffic crashes in March killed 33 people in Wisconsin
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Traffic crashes in March killed 33 people in Wisconsin

A total of 33 people died in 30 traffic crashes in Wisconsin last month.

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
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April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Wisconsin DOT messages feature the LG U.S. National Texting Champion from Rhinelander

Zero In Wisconsin smart phone app will help those celebrating St. Patrick’s Day to drive sober.
To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on New Year’s Eve
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To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on New Year’s Eve

Although no one really knows what the New Year will bring, everyone can take steps to make sure 2014 doesn’t start with a drunken driving arrest or crash.

To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on Halloween
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To avoid a drunken driving arrest or crash, designate before you celebrate on Halloween

Although most of the scary parts of Halloween are imaginary, there is one terrifying aspect that is all too real—drunken driving.