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Statistics show increase in traffic deaths from 2011

Preliminary statistics released by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation shows an increase in traffic fatalities compared to this time last year. In February, 34 people died in 25 accidents, 12 more than in February 2011 and one more than Wisconsin’s five-year average.

As of the end of February, a total of 78 people have lost their lives in 65 traffic-related accidents. This total is 17 more than at this time last year and seven more than the five-year average.

Officials at the department say many of the deaths could have been prevented if people buckled up. Wearing seatbelts is the best way to protect yourself from being violently thrown about and being ejected from the vehicle.

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