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August marks highest number of traffic deaths in Wis.

69 people died on the road in August

August marks highest number of traffic deaths in Wis.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - August was the deadliest month for Wisconsin drivers so far this year, as 69 people died on the road, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

WisDOT's report stated that as of August 31, a total of 320 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes in 2014, including 51 motorcycle drivers, five motorcycle passengers, 22 pedestrians and three bicyclists.

WisDOT said August is statistically the worst month on average for traffic deaths. Overall, traffic deaths are down by 44 compared to the state's five-year average.

"In coming weeks, many motorcyclists will be on the road for fall rides around the state," David Pabst. Director of the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety said in a statement. "To prevent crashes, drivers need to share the road and watch for motorcycles especially at intersections and while making turns and lane changes."

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