Traffic fatalities in February were lowest since 1937

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MADISON (WITI) — February 2014 was the safest February in terms of traffic fatalities since monthly records were first compiled in 1937.

A total of 21 people died in traffic crashes last month, which was five fewer than February 2013 and nine fewer than the five-year average for the month of February, according to preliminary statistics from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT).

The deadliest month of February occurred in 1968 with 73 fatalities.

As of February 28, a total of 56 people have died in traffic fatalities during 2014 including 13 passengers and nine pedestrians. Traffic deaths through February were 13 fewer than the same period last year and nine fewer than the five year average.

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