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Traffic accident-related fatalities in Wisconsin down 12% in 2013

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The number of people who died in car crashes in Wisconsin dropped considerably in 2013, with the numbers nearly matching World War II-era figures, initial statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation showed. According to preliminary records, there were 527 traffic accident-related deaths in 2013, significantly lower when compared to 2012’s 601 death toll.

Department officials estimate that when official accounts are released this summer, 2013 will prove to have the lowest number of traffic-related deaths since 1944. DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb said the strict compliance of Wisconsin residents with seatbelt safety laws might be a factor in making Wisconsin roads safer, as last year’s seatbelt compliance rate  increased to 82%.

Pedestrian deaths also decreased by 16% to 37 last year.

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