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Car related deaths below 600 in 2011

Fewer than 600 died on Wisconsin roadways for the fourth consecutive year in 2011.

569 people died in vehicular accidents last year, seven more than in 2010 but 59 fewer than the state’s five-year average. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, this is the first time in 84 years that traffic fatalities were under 600 for four years in a row, the last time being from 1924-1927.

Pedestrian, bicycle, and car-related deaths slightly increased as motorcycle fatalities decreased by 18 percent. The director of the DOT’s Bureau of Transportation Safety claims there is no specific factor that is responsible for the fewer traffic deaths, but states that most of the fatal accidents were caused by irresponsible decisions and bad driving habits.

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