Wisconsin Traffic Crashes Kill 28 People in March

MADISON, Wis. – Preliminary data shows that 28 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes for the month of March, seven fewer than March of 2016, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

Last month was tied for the second safest month of March since the end of World War II. The safest March was in 2010 with 23 fatalities, and the deadliest was in 1970 with 99 fatalities.

Over the first three months of 2017, a total of 98 people have been killed in crashes, a decrease of nearly 20 percent from 2016.

“The return of warmer weather means more bicyclists, pedestrians and motorcycles will be traveling along Wisconsin roadways, so all travelers need to be alert, patient and willing to share the road,” said David Pabst, director of WisDOT’s Bureau of Transportation Safety. “Also, April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, so we’re reminding people to put down their phones or electronic devices, eliminate all distractions, and just focus on driving.”

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