Last month, 39 people were killed in traffic crashes in Wisconsin, which was the second lowest number of traffic deaths for July since monthly fatality statistics were first compiled in 1937.
In terms of traffic deaths, Wisconsin’s all-time safest July was in 1943 with 34 traffic fatalities. The deadliest months of July occurred in 1966 and 1971 with 140 fatalities.
Traffic fatalities last month also were 18 fewer than July 2013 and 19 fewer than the five-year average for the month of July.
As of July 31, a total of 252 people