UNDATED, WI (WTAQ) - Last month’s traffic deaths in Wisconsin were the second-lowest for a March in almost 70 years. Preliminary DOT figures showed that 27 people died in Wisconsin crashes in March. That’s two fewer deaths than in March of last year, and six fewer than the average for the past five years. Traffic normally goes down when gas prices get close to four-dollars-a-gallon, like they did last month. But March also had record warm temperatures, and that encouraged more folks to go outside. And that’s showing up in the fatality totals. Three motorcycle riders have been killed in Wisconsin so far this year, along with one motorcycle passenger and five pedestrians. The state had 107 traffic deaths in the first three months of 2012. That’s six more than the previous year, and two more than the five-year average.
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