Wisconsin reports fewer traffic accident deaths
Get Your Free Case Review

Wisconsin reports fewer traffic accident deaths

by | Aug 15, 2014 | Fatal Motor Vehicle Accidents

As summer activities begin to wind down and kids prepare to head back to school, it is a good time to reflect on certain things that transpired this summer such as the number of fatal motor vehicle accidents in the state of Wisconsin. So far, the news is good.

Numbers released by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation indicate that despite the fact that the population of the state has grown, last month, the number of fatal automobile accident that occurred was down by 18 as compared to the previous year. A total of 39 people lost their lives in this manner. This is the second lowest the number has been since 1937. The lowest number of traffic fatalities for that time period—34, was recorded in 1943.

Looking at 2014, through the end of July, the number of fatal car accidents is down as well. The total number—252—is down by 31 as compared to the same seven months last year. Further, when one looks at the five year average the numbers are down even more, recording 50 fewer traffic fatalities compared to 2013.

The director of the DOT Bureau of Transportation attributes the lower numbers, in part, to the fight law enforcement officers are waging against drunk driving. At least one Wisconsin community will up drunk driving enforcement for a couple of weeks. Between the dates of Aug. 15 and Sept. 1, the “Drove Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign once again kicks into high gear. Whether it will make a marked difference remains to be seen.

Source: The Courier, “Our view, Fewer deaths on the roads more traveled,” Diane Graff, Aug. 14, 2014

– Why Hire Nicolet Law? –

Get An Experienced Lawyer On Your Case

We’ve helped thousands of clients with a wide range of legal needs. Let us put the skills and experience we’ve gained along the way to work for you!

Get Our App!

Get our convenient, secure app to
send us legal documents and pay your bill. Available on the App Store and Google Play.

Download the Nicolet Law Office app from the App Store to conveniently send documents and issue payments to our attorneys.
Nicolet Law clients can conveniently send legal documents and issue payments through our secure app. Get it on Google Play.

More Than

Million Recovered for our clients

Over

Clients Helped

More Than

Years In business

Over

Years of Combined Experience

What Our Clients Say About Us

powered by BirdEye

Awards & Recognition

Our peers and independent third-party organizations have recognized the hard work and dedication we put into every case. This has led to numerous awards and accolades.

From Our Blog

Halloween Safety Tips

There is no doubt that Halloween is going to look a little different this year. Typically enjoyed by people of all ages...

Step-by-Step Guide for Filing a Personal Injury Claim

Imagine that you are driving to the grocery store on a Sunday afternoon when another car suddenly strikes the left side of...

Lost Wages Assistance and Disability Benefits

The coronavirus and resulting economic crisis have left millions of Americans in financial distress, and individuals with...

Stranger Than Fiction: Only in Wisconsin

In 2016, the Wisconsin Supreme Court barred a woman from suing a state employee whose negligence resulted in bodily injury...