As the long Fourth of July holiday weekend wraps up, those out on the roads are being urged to use caution on the trip home.
Nearly a million Wisconsinites were expect to travel this weekend, while countless more will be driving around for celebrations in their own communities. Nick Jarmusz with AAA-Wisconsin says patience is key during peak travel times. Also, consider heading out early so you can have plenty of time to reach your destination.
Jarmusz also notes that traffic fatalities in the state are already up this year, and driving sober and eliminating distractions behind the wheel could help to save many lives. As of the end of May, the state Department of Transportation says 207 people were killed in traffic-related crashes in Wisconsin this year – 48 more than during the same time period in 2015.