Accidents and Injuries Increase as Speed Limits Rise

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Interstate accidents and injuries have increased around the state during the transition months where speed limits reached 70 miles per hour. The Wisconsin Bureau of Transportation Safety reports a 13 percent increase in accidents and injuries from June to September, as compared to last year. However, the State Patrol says it’s too early to tell if there is any connection between the accidents and the speed limit change. Last year was a record low fatality year for the state of Wisconsin, so any increase right now is too early to tell. The State Patrol says one of the biggest dangers they’ve seen from the speed limit change is the variations of speeds people are traveling at on the interstate.

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