By Paul Schmitt
Wisconsin roads in July were the deadliest of the year. According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), 66 people died in traffic crashes last month. State officials from the DOT issue a special “call to action” urging motorists to be safe and responsible by being alert, buckling up, slowing down and driving sober. Door County Sheriff Steve Delarwelle also has advice to drivers as heavy weekend travel and tourism will continue for the next several weeks.
Traffic fatalities year-to-date in Wisconsin have numbered 388. Of those deaths, 192 were car and truck drivers, 59 passengers, 45 motorcyclists and 38 pedestrians.