Wisconsin had 564 deaths that occurred during or from traffic accidents in 2010, an increase from the 542 that were reported in 2009. Of the 564 deaths, 15 were from Waukesha County, according to figures released from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
Waukesha Police Sgt. Jerry Habanek said the city did not have any motor vehicle fatalities in 2010. The city receives reports each year about the intersections that have the highest amount of accidents. Patrol and the community policing unit focus on the areas, Habanek said.
"Officers were targeting high-accident intersections to monitor this year," Habanek said. "That may have been (a factor in the) crack down on traffic-related fatalities."
While Wisconsin saw more deaths in 2010 from 2009, it was the second lowest year in the five-year average, according to the DOT.
The DOT also reported that Wisconsin has had less than 600 traffic fatalities each year in the last three year. The last time that happened was from 1942 to 1944, according to the DOT.
"We are encouraged that traffic fatalities in Wisconsin are staying at levels not experienced since the early 1940s when the number of vehicle miles traveled was miniscule compared to today," DOT Secretary Mark Gottlieb said in a news release.