Wisconsin May traffic fatalities second lowest since World War II

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) - According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 45 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes last month making it the second safest since the end of World War II.

The deadliest  May was in 1968 with 123 fatalities, and the safest was in 2013 with 32, the release said.

Over the first five months of this year, 203 people died in traffic-related crashes including 27 pedestrians and 13 motorcycle drivers.

David Pabst, Director of WisDOT’s Bureau of Transportation Safety said, “Nationally, at least 90 percent of traffic crashes are the result of motorists making bad decisions or practicing dangerous driving behaviors. As we enter the heavily-traveled summer months when traffic crashes, injuries and deaths typically increase, we’re asking all motorists to slow down, buckle up, eliminate distractions, drive sober and alert. Everybody can do their part to move our traffic fatalities toward Zero in Wisconsin.”

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