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Wisconsin saw 556 traffic fatalities in 2015

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has reported that at the end of 2015 the state had 556 traffic deaths in 2015. This number represents an increase from 2014, and the state saw six more deaths than Wisconsin’s five year average of 550. Wisconsin is one of the 35 states in the country that saw an increase in vehicular fatalities last year.

According to WisDOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb, the state’s ultimate goal is still to have zero preventable traffic deaths in Wisconsin. He explained that the state has “had success in reducing traffic fatalities” in the past few years, and that authorities “will continue to analyze crash data so we can take effective actions in traffic safety education, enforcement, and engineering to prevent fatal and serious injury crashes.”

WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety director David Pabst also commented on the year end’s statistics, saying, “We do know that our interstates and freeways continue to be much safer than other highways.”

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