The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reports that increased seatbelt use has been a catalyst for fewer driving fatalities in Wisconsin. This July, we have seen the second lowest crash fatalities for the month since 1944.
Dennis Hughes, the chief of safety programs for the Bureau of Transportation safety reported that “A major reason why traffic fatalities are low is that safety belt use has reached an all-time high in Wisconsin.” According to Mr. Hughes, part of this trend can be related to the new seatbelt laws passed in Wisconsin last year allowing police officers to stop drivers for not wearing their seatbelt. Approximately 79% of drivers in Wisconsin are buckling up.
Make sure to buckle up when you’re on the road. Let’s keep Wisconsin safe!