Tuesday, December 02, 2003

Car accidents in Wisconsin are a common occurrence from Thanksgiving through New Year's Day. As your families prepare to drive our Wisconsin highways and roads, be sure to take steps to avoid a Wisconsin car accident. Drive your car, truck, SUV or minivan the legal speed limit, drive through intersections carefully, wear seatbelts and be sure all passengers are properly secured this holiday season. Whether it is driver distraction, speeding, or drunk driving car accidents in Wisconsin and related injuries are preventable.

Wisconsin car accidents are an especially serious risk of injury to our youth, according to a recent study by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. Wisconsin's study shows that "more than 22,000 young people under the age of 15 are at risk of injury or death as occupants in vehicles involved in crashes." See Thousands of Wisconsin children at risk in crashes. Per that DOT study, in Wisconsin car accidents as many as 10% of the "children still riding in passenger vehicles with no safety protection whatsoever." See also Wisconsin car accidents: protect children

Wisconsin car crash deaths are also too frequent in 2003, according to a previous report from the Wisconsin DOT, Traffic fatality pace sustained in October. That study revealed that in October 2003, there had been 71 deaths in Wisconsin car crashes. Further, the same Wisconsin report shows that "[t[hrough the first 10 months of 2003, crashes in Wisconsin killed 711 people." Such deaths involved Wisconsin bus crash and truck accidents as well as Wisconsin rollover accidents. Please take extra so that neither you nor a family member cause a wrongful death in Wisconsin this 2003 holiday season.

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