Traffic Deaths Down from 2010

6/5/11 – Wisconsin traffic deaths are down from a year ago. Forty-seven people were killed in state crashes in May. That’s 19 fewer than last year. The D-O-T said it was the safest May since World War Two. Five people died in Memorial Day Weekend crashes, down from 12 the previous year. The Badger State has had 178 traffic deaths in the first five months of 2011. That’s 18 fewer than the year before. High gas prices have caused many to cut back on their travel, although traffic during the holiday weekend was about the same as in 2010. Randy Romanski of the D-O-T’s safety bureau says more people have been buckling up as a result of the annual “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Police throughout the state have beefed up their enforcement of seat-belt laws the past couple of weeks.