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Zero in Wisconsin: Could 500 Lives Be Saved on WI Roads This Year?

The goal is zero. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and others, would like to see all preventable motor vehicle accident deaths prevented in 2013 and beyond. That goal is impressive, but is it achievable?

Zero in Wisconsin: What the Wisconsin Department of Transportation is Doing to Prevent Accident Fatalities

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is trying to raise awareness of four types of preventable crashes. Specifically, the agency is seeking to prevent drivers from:

  • Speeding.
  • Driving while impaired (drunk driving or drugged driving).
  • Driving while distracted.
  • Failing to wear their seat belts.

Of course, Wisconsin already has laws that prevent these things. However, sometimes laws aren’t enough. Instead, public awareness campaigns such as Zero in Wisconsin may be needed to help educate the public and convince motorists to change their behaviors. The goal has been set for zero deaths because the loss of just one person who could have been saved is too much. No one should have to die because of another driver’s negligent, deliberate or illegal actions.

Contact a Wisconsin Car Accident Lawyer if You’ve Been Hurt or Lost a Loved One

Our Milwaukee car accident attorneys hope that Zero in Wisconsin achieves its goal and helps protect people from serious and fatal Wisconsin accidents. Yet we know that serious crashes may still occur. Accordingly, we encourage you to find out about your legal rights and possible recovery if you have been hurt, or if you have lost a loved one, in a Wisconsin car wreck. Please call us today at 800-800-5678 and please read our FREE book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims, to learn more.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham
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