What’s Wisconsin’s deadliest highway? The Interstate, stretching from Kenosha Couunty in the southeast to Hudson in west central Wisconsin. Doug Horn is a highway safety attorney. “That may not be too surprising, that I-94 is rated as the deadliest highway in Wisconsin,” says Horn. “Primarily that’s because of traffic volumes, and particularly truck volume.”
Twenty one people were killed on I-94 last year. Second deadliest was Highway 12 with eleven fatalities, followed by Highway 51 with ten. Horn says distracted driving – talking on cell phones and texting – is an increasing cause of traffic deaths. Horn is the author of “Arrive Alive,” a report that cautions against distracted driving, especially during the holiday season.
WIBA’s John Colbert contributed to this report
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