By Paul Schmitt
With the next two festival weekends bringing heavy traffic on area roads, Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle is reminding drivers to allow for added time in getting where they need to go. With fall colors nearing the peak and an increase in visitors to Door County, Delarwelle says you should take notice of vehicles around you and be wary of distracted drivers.
Delarwelle says area traffic, especially in northern Door County, the next two weekends will rival that of the fourth of July weekend. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) indicated earlier this month that 41 people died in Wisconsin traffic crashes in September. Traffic fatalities were six fewer than September of 2016. A total of 438 people have died in traffic crashes in the state so far this year.