April safest month on Wisconsin roads in 60 years

By KBJR News 1

April safest month on Wisconsin roads in 60 years

May 6, 2014 Updated May 6, 2014 at 2:20 PM CDT

Madison, WI (NNCNOW.com) - April was the safest month in terms of traffic deaths on Wisconsin roads since the end of World War II.

Last month, 27 people died in 21 crashes on Wisconsin roadways, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

As of April 30, a total of 115 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes this year, including six motorcyclists and 16 pedestrians.

Traffic deaths through April were 18 fewer than the same period in 2013 and 22 fewer than the five-year average.

Authorities say the reduction in traffic related fatalities is due in part to increased seat belt use, enforced by the "Click it or Ticket" safety campaign.

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