Statewide traffic fatalities spiked in July, according to the latest numbers from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. 66 people lost their lives in traffic crashes last month, the most in any month so far this year, and 27 more than in July of last year. The increased deaths have promped DOT officials to issue a special call to all motorists, to buckle up, slow down, drive sober, and be on the lookout for motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. The yearly death total from traffic accidents now sits at 338, 3 more than were killed at this same time a year ago. Of the 338 people that have been killed, 45 were on motorcycle, and 38 were pedestrians.