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Teen Driver Faces Reckless Homicide Charges after Car Accident

An 18-year-old teen driver is facing charges for reckless homicide after allegedly causing a car accident that killed his 16-year-old sister on March 6, 2017. Police reported that the Chevy Tahoe the teens were in struck a cement truck after the driver… Read More

State Law Enforcement Agencies Targeting Aggressive Drivers for Speeding

Law enforcement agencies in Wisconsin have begun to increase efforts to combat aggressive driving by issuing more tickets for speeding. Speeding has become a consistent problem that law enforcement throughout the state have had to deal with in recent… Read More

Proposed Bills Would Increase Penalties for Repeat Drunk Driving Convictions

Wisconsin lawmakers have proposed three new bills that would cause significant changes to the state’s drunk driving laws. The proposed bills would increase the penalties for repeat vehicle while intoxicated (OWI) offenses in Wisconsin, which is the only… Read More

Speeding Incidents Increasing Among Wisconsin Drivers

Wisconsin law enforcement agencies issued more than 172,000 speeding tickets in 2015, highlighting an increasing speeding problem among the state’s drivers in recent years. In 2014, auto accidents caused by speeding resulted in 9,262 deaths in the U.S.,… Read More

The Dangers of Black Ice

Wisconsin regularly experiences severe winter weather, which can create treacherous driving conditions. One common winter driving hazard that can easily cause an accident is black ice. Black ice occurs when water accumulates on a road’s surface and freezes… Read More

AAA Study Finds Not All Self-Braking Systems Are Created Equal

AAA tested two automatic braking systems: one designed to prevent crashes and another designed to reduce crash severity. While both systems are designed to apply the brakes after a driver fails to engage, AAA’s tests found that brake systems designed… Read More

AAA Study Reveals Higher Accident Risk for Sleep Deprived Drivers

Drivers who receive less than the recommended seven hours of sleep a night are more likely to cause a car accident due to drowsy driving, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. The 2016 study was the first to quantify a relationship between… Read More

Wisconsin Harshens Law on Repeat OWI Offenders

A new Wisconsin operating while intoxicated (OWI) law went into effect on Jan. 1, 2017 that enforces stronger penalties on repeat OWI offenders, regardless of when the crime was committed. In April 2016, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill… Read More

Wisconsin Traffic Fatalities Increased in 2016

The number of deaths caused by fatal traffic accidents in Wisconsin increased by nearly six percent in 2016, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT). The total number of traffic deaths for Wisconsin in 2016 was 588 fatalities,… Read More

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign Begins

Wisconsin state officials and law enforcement agencies are combining their efforts to address drunk driving during the holiday season as part of the national Driver Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign. The campaign is part of a nationwide effort sponsored… Read More

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