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November safest month in terms of WI traffic deaths since WW II

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Madison, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Last month was the safest month of November in terms of traffic deaths since World War II.

That's according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

The report shows a total of 33 crashes in the state last month and 36people died in those crashes.

Traffic fatalities last month were 16 fewer than November 2011 and 13 fewer than the five-year average for the month of November.

Four people died in crashes during the Thanksgiving holiday travel period from November 21 to November 25. 

As of the end of November, 569 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes, including 101 motorcycle drivers, 13 motorcycle passengers, 39 pedestrians and 10 bicyclists. Traffic deaths through November were 55 more than during the same period in 2011 and 15 more than the five-year average.

 

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