SPEED & ALCOHOL ENFORCMENT

May 29, 2009

ADDITIONAL OFFICERS ON PATROL THIS WEEKEND

During the weekend of May 29th, 30th and 31st, The Madison Police Department is participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored alcohol and speed enforcement grants that are coordinated through the Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. As a participant in these grant initiatives, additional Madison police officers will be on patrol during this period with the objective of detecting and apprehending vehicle operators who are violating speeding laws and who are under the influence of an intoxicant and/or controlled substance. Officers will also be enforcing seatbelt violations as part of the "Click It or Ticket" campaign.

Although law enforcement efforts are an important part of public safety, we rely heavily on the cooperation of the public to be aware of, and to follow, all traffic laws. The Madison Police Department supports the "Zero In Wisconsin" campaign and believes that we all can make a difference.

Please remember to drive safely and to "buckle up." The Madison Police Department also reminds motorists that state law requires that vehicles yield right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks. Remember - do not drink and drive!

Contact:
  • Lt. David Jugovich, 261-9686