Traffic crashes claimed 34 lives in the month of February in Wisconsin, and that’s 21 fewer than were killed on the state’s roadways in February of 2016. The state department of transportation also says the 34 deaths is one more than the most recent 5-year average. So far for the year, 70 people have been killed in crashes, including 7 pedestrians. Overall, traffic deaths are down 15 for the year so far. D-O-T traffic safety director Dave Pabst says with warmer weather approaching, motorists need to be ready to see more motorcycles, scooters, and bicycles on the roadways.