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Wis. traffic deaths drop 12 percent last year
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APPLETON (AP) - Traffic deaths in Wisconsin fell 12 percent last year, a drop that state transportation officials partly credit to safety and awareness programs that resonate with younger drivers. There were 530 road fatalities last year, down from 601 road deaths the previous year, Post-Crescent Media reported Thursday. "It's a good trend," said David Pabst, who directs the Bureau of Transportation Safety in the state Department of Transportation's.