Fatalities on Wisconsin roads are at their lowest since after World War II. But we're on the verge of a more dangerous time to be on the roads says Dennis Hughes Chief of Safety Programs for the Wisconsin DOT. During the months of July, August and September people are doing more driving late at night, on weekends as well as drinking and driving.
As of Friday there were 235 fatalities in 2009, compared to a record low of 246 in 2008. Hughes says the economy is factoring in. Cash strapped wallets and relatively high gas prices have led to less risky travel.
Hughes adds people are developing safer habits over the years like watching their speed, using the seatbelt and not getting behind the wheel after drinking.
CORRECTION: The number of fatalities has been corrected to show 235, not 235-thousand. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused.