Wisconsin Traffic Deaths Lowest since WWII
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Dec 28, 2009 in Car Accidents
Wisconsin is closing 2009 on pace for its lowest annual tally of traffic deaths since World War II. As of Wednesday, 532 people had died on state roads this year, compared with 573 on the same date in 2008, and at the lowest annual count since 1944, when 526 people died in traffic crashes.
The decline in Wisconsin fatalities reflects the national trend. According to the National Highway Transportation Administration, traffic deaths are also on the decrease nationally. The 16,626 fatalities through the first six months were down 7% from the first six months of 2008.
Authorities are pointing to a number of reasons for the decline in deadly accidents, such as:
- Modern automotive safety features
- People are less inclined to drive drunk
- Economic conditions
- Heightened education enforcement efforts
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