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.
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, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The deadliest April was in 1973 with 113 fatalities.
Traffic fatalities last month were two fewer than in April 2013 and 15 fewer than the five-year average for the month of April.
As of April 30, a total of 115 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes this year, including six motorcyclists and 16 pedestrians. Traffic deaths through April were 18 fewer than the same period in 2013 and 22 fewer than the five-year average.
“A key to reducing traffic fatalities is consistent safety belt use by all drivers and passengers. To prevent deaths and serious injuries, hundreds of law enforcement agencies from all over Wisconsin will be out in force during the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt mobilization from May 19 to June 1,” says David Pabst, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety. “Click It or Ticket is more than a slogan. Whenever officers observe unbuckled drivers and passengers, they will stop the vehicle and issue citations. Officers are serious about safety belt enforcement because lives are destroyed, families are devastated, and society suffers substantial economic losses when people are needlessly killed or seriously injured in crashes because they were not wearing a safety belt.”
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