Wisconsin DOT Releases State, Local Traffic Fatality Statistics

12/7/17 – Preliminary data from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation indicates 46 people were killed in traffic-related crashes last month. That’s well below the 75 traffic deaths in November of last year and below November’s five-year average of 53. Through November of this year, 555 people have died in Wisconsin traffic crashes including 77 motorcyclists, 56 pedestrians and seven bicyclists. Traffic deaths through November were five less compared to the same period last year. Dodge County experienced 17 confirmed traffic fatalities through the end of November. Jefferson County has had 12 deaths while Fond du Lac County has had ten, Washington County reported seven and Columbia County has experienced five fatalities. Due to the potential for impaired driving over the holiday period, law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin are expected to patrol in greater numbers for longer hours as part of the Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over mobilization from December 15th through New Year’s Day.