UNDATED (WSAU-Wheeler News) Wisconsin state troopers will spend one more day on saturation patrols along Interstates 90-and-94. It's part of a coast-to-coast challenge to make it through four straight days -- including an entire weekend -- without a death on two of the nation's longest Interstates.
As of 4 pm yesterday no deaths were reported anywhere along the 5,600 miles of I-90-and-94 from Massachusetts to Washington State. The safe driving campaign wraps up Monday night in 15 states, including Wisconsin -- where more patrol cars were added on Friday along with an aircraft to check for speeders.
Wisconsin officials say the campaign is taking place on what's normally the deadliest month of the year on the state's highways. Over the past five years, an average of 62 Wisconsin motorists have been killed during crashes in August.