Traffic fatalities decrease in June
In June, 41 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes
In June, 41 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes, which was the safest month of June 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 month of June occurred in 1956 with 115 fatalities.
June also was the only month so far this year when traffic fatalities were lower than the same month in 2014. Traffic fatalities last month were eight fewer than June 2014 and 14 fewer than the five-year average for the month of June.
Although fatalities moderated last month, traffic deaths through June 30 were still about 20 percent higher than the same period last year. A total of 249 people have died in Wisconsin crashes this year, including 37 motorcycle operators, two motorcycle passengers, 22 pedestrians, and five bicyclists. Traffic deaths through the end of June were 42 more than the same period last year and 13 more than the five-year average.
“Traffic fatalities generally peak during the busy summer travel months as traffic volumes and highway speeds increase,” says David Pabst, director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety. “To make this a summer of safety in Wisconsin, we need every one to buckle up, slow down, pay attention and drive sober. We also need drivers to share the road with motorcyclists, bicyclists and pedestrians. This summer and throughout the year, our ultimate goal is zero preventable traffic deaths in Wisconsin.”
Press Releases by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
Statement from Wisconsin DOT Secretary Dave Ross on cancellation of I-39/90/94 Madison to Portage study and I-90/94 Portage to Wisconsin Dells studyMar 3rd, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
We did not make this decision hastily nor take it lightly.
Governor Walker approves improvements totaling over $4.4 million for General Mitchell International AirportFeb 28th, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
A combination of state, Milwaukee County and Federal Aviation Administration funds will be used for these projects.
News release: Governor approves over $1.9 million for improvement projects at Lawrence J. Timmerman AirportFeb 28th, 2017 by Wisconsin Department of Transportation
One project will reconstruct the primary runway.
The closures are necessary for utility work related to private development in downtown Milwaukee.
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