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Decreasing Wisconsin traffic fatalities

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, 2013 saw the smallest number of traffic fatalities since 1944, and so far in 2014, deaths have decreased by an additional 5 percent, the Journal Sentinel reported on July 7.

The department’s safety research analyst Donald Lyden said seat belt usage, among other things, has influenced the decline in fatalities. In 2013, 82.4 percent of people wore seat belts in their vehicles, contributing to less severe injuries when accidents occur.

The state’s Bureau of Transportation Safety director David Pabst warned drivers to look out for motorcyclists on the road; these drivers are more vulnerable to serious injury or death in an accident. Pabst also said motorcyclists are not exempt from traffic laws and should wear helmets and other gear to protect themselves.

The attorneys at Habush Habush & Rottier understand that despite decreasing traffic fatalities in Wisconsin, many Waukesha residents are injured every year in vehicular accidents. If you have been injured through the negligent actions of someone else, call our offices today at (262) 523-4700 to discuss the possibility of filing a personal injury suit.

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