The number of people killed on Wisconsin roads in March reached the second lowest level for that month in almost 70 years.
The state Department of Transportation says 27 people died in Wisconsin crashes last month, which istwo fewer deaths than in March of last year and six fewer than the average for the past five years.
Traffic normally goes down when gas prices get close to $4 a gallon, like they did last month. However, the record warm temperatures encouraged more people to get outside, which may have had an impact on some of the numbers.
There have been 107 traffic deaths in the first three months of 2012. That’s six more than last year, and two more than the five-year average.