As you make your way to visit family in a neighboring state or spend time with friends at a cabin up north this Memorial Day weekend, you will want to be doubly sure that you obey all vehicle traffic laws. That’s because law enforcement officials will likely be out in large numbers, looking to crack down on those drivers who engage in risky conduct that greatly increases the risks of serious car accidents.
In fact, those drivers looking for a list of risky driving behaviors to avoid this weekend should consider consulting a recently published list outlining the ten most common traffic convictions in Wisconsin in 2012.
The traffic convictions occupying the top two slots are a fixture of this annual list: speeding (11 to 19 miles-per-hour over the posted speed limit) and failure to wear a seat belt. In total, there were 110,422 speeding convictions and 104,489 seat belt convictions last year.