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Wisconsin traffic deaths under 600

In 2011, fatalities on Wisconsin roadways was fewer than 600 for the fourth year in a row.

A total of 569 people lost their lives last year, seven more than in 2010 but nearly 60 fewer than Wisconsin’s five-year average, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 2011 marked the first time in 84 years, since 1927-1927, that Wisconsin had vehicular deaths under 600 for four years in a row.

Motorcycle crash deaths decreased 18 percent, from 103 in 2010 to 85. The number of pedestrian, bicycle, and car-related fatalities increased, offsetting the number of people killed on motorcycles. According to the director of the DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Safety, many of the deaths could have been avoided and the deadly crashes were caused by irresponsible drivers and poor driving habits.

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