By Paul Schmitt
The roads in Wisconsin proved to be deadlier last month than in the past. In October, 58 people lost their lives in traffic-related crashes including three travelers on Highway 57 near Dyckesville last Friday. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation DOT), the total traffic fatalities in the state for the year is 506 compared to 485 last year. Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle says drivers need to be aware of their surroundings when driving.
Delarwelle also advises that weather and travel conditions can change quickly this time of year so motorist should be prepared for slippery roads. According to the DOT, Traffic-related deaths in Wisconsin so far this year include 287 motor vehicle drivers, 85 passengers, 76 motorcyclists, 49 pedestrians and seven bicyclists.