November proved deadly on Wisconsin roads

62 people died in traffic crashes for the month of November

A total of 62 people were killed in traffic crashes, last month, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Traffic fatalities last month were 13 more than November 2015 and 14 more than the five-year average for the month of November.

During the Thanksgiving holiday period from 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, to midnight on Sunday Nov. 27, five people died in crashes, compared to four last year.

As of November 30th, 550 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes this year, including 80 motorcycle operators, 45 pedestrians, and 11 bicyclists. Traffic deaths through November were 33 more than during the same period in 2015, and 40 more than the five-year average.

To save lives and prevent injuries during the holidays, law enforcement agencies will be on the lookout for drunken driver during the national Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign.

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