Deaths Decrease on Wisconsin State Highways
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Jan 06, 2009 in Car Accidents
The final tally for Wisconsin highway deaths was 587. The 2008 total dropped 150 from 2007 when the state recorded 737 deaths. Wisconsin hasn't seen a total this low since WWII when the public was rationing for the war and roadway travel was restricted.
Record gas prices and the recession are believed to be the two main factors that helped limit the 2008 total. Experts also believe that a decrease in miles traveled, rising unemployment, lower trucking traffic and publicized enforcement of speeding and drunken-driving laws all played a role in reducing the fatalities.
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