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Conservatively Speaking

State Senator Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) represents parts of four counties: Milwaukee, Waukesha, Racine, and Walworth. Her Senate District 28 includes New Berlin, Franklin, Greendale, Hales Corners, Muskego, Waterford, Big Bend, the town of Vernon and parts of Greenfield, East Troy, and Mukwonago. Senator Lazich has been in the Legislature for more than a decade. She considers herself a tireless crusader for lower taxes, reduced spending and smaller government.

Last month was safest May since World War II

May turned out to be a pretty good month. Spring is finally arriving to Southeastern Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Brewers had a strong month, and Wisconsin’s roads were as safe as they have been since World War II.

 

According to Wisconsin Department of Transportation statistics released Thursday, there were 47 traffic fatalities during May 2011. That ties May 2008 as the safest May on Wisconsin roads since World War II.

 

The Department of Transportation credited increased seatbelt use for the decline in deaths.

 

 “A major reason why traffic fatalities in Wisconsin continue to decline is that more motorists than ever are buckling up. Currently, about four out of five drivers and passengers in Wisconsin wear their safety belts,” Randy Romanski of the Bureau of Transportation Safety said in a press release.

 

It is great that motorists are buckling up and saving lives; however, the price of gas and unemployment may also be contributing factors to reduced fatalities.

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