MADISON, Wis. (WTAQ) - It's been 73 years since Wisconsin saw such a low number of fatalities from traffic accidents. In March, 21 people died in Wisconsin according to preliminary statistics from the state Department of Transportation. Previously, the safest March in state history recorded 28 fatalities. The deadliest March for Wisconsin drivers was in 1970 when 99 died.
Dennis Hughes is chief of safety programs for the Department of Transportation Safety. He says we made it through the winter with the lowest number of traffic deaths in decades. He says better weather and clearer roads will mean drivers will go faster -- and that will mean more deaths.