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Wisconsin continues to have fewer traffic deaths

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Wisconsin continues to have fewer traffic deaths. Four hundred forth-one people were killed in state crashes going into the Halloween weekend.

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That's down 57 from the same time in 2008, when the Badger State had its lowest traffic death toll since World War II.

Five hundred eighty-seven motorists were killed last year, only half as many as in 1972, when the state had its all-time death toll of 1,168.

Officials say we're driving less because of the recession.

They also credit tighter enforcement for the big drop in road deaths.

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