Safety officials statewide gather for the 34th Annual Governor's Conference on Highway Safety.
Experts try to figure out how to reduce traffic crashes, injuries, and deaths on the state's highways.
"It's a meeting of many disciplines, from the medical side, the child passenger side, to the law enforcement side, to the strategists side, all coming together to talk about highway safety in general."
Major Dan Lonsdorf with the Bureau of Transportation Safety at the Wisconsin DOT says subjects include innovative alcohol enforcement techniques, graduated driver licensing, and issues with older drivers.
Although the state held its first-ever town hall meeting on impaired driving last week in Middleton, Lonsdorf says the subject is getting even more attention at the 2-day conference in Baraboo.
"We are going to talk more about that. Certainly drunk driving remains our number one concern here in the state of Wisconsin as it pertains to highway safety and certainly deaths on our highways."
Lonsdorf says it's also important to educate the older drivers about the benefits of new innovations in highway safety, such as the growing number of roundabouts in our state, and how the elderly relate to road signs.
Experts also focus on aggressive driving, which includes road rage, driving too fast for conditions, tailgating, and distracted driving – all of which account for unnecessary traffic crashes in our state.