Wisconsin Department of Transportation

ZERO IN WISCONSIN

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498 people died on Wisconsin roads in 2014, which was the first time below 500 fatalities since 1943.

Some deaths were caused by speeding while others were a result of drunk driving, or not wearing a seat belt. Tragically, these deaths affect many lives and cause great pain to thousands of people throughout the state. Fortunately, you can help change that number.

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation and our traffic safety partners have launched the Zero In Wisconsin campaign to help save lives and reduce the number of traffic deaths annually in Wisconsin.

In Wisconsin, our ZERO VISION means that any preventable traffic death is one too many. By staying within the speed limit, being sober behind the wheel, and buckling up, you can do simple things that can turn nearly 500 annual deaths into zero.

April is National Distracted Driving Awareness month.

Would you dare drive the length of a football field blindfolded? That’s basically what you’re doing when you text behind the wheel. Even a national champion texter from Rhinelander, Wisconsin, who can text just about anywhere won’t text while driving. See him in action.

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Steven Olson, steve.olson@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: October 2014

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