SPEED ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVE

August 3, 2009

Three Areas To Be Targeted This Week

The Madison Police Department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing speeding violations this week in the following areas:

Tuesday, August 4, 2009 (7a-1p)
Central District - 1400 Block of E. Johnson Street

Wednesday, August 5, 2009 (7a-1p)
South District - 3500 Block of Speedway Avenue

Thursday, August 6, 2009 (7a-1p)
North District - 3200 Block of East Washington Avenue

The Madison Police Department is committed to improving the safety of our community by increasing compliance with traffic laws through education and enforcement. 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, whether as a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorist.

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." State law now allows law enforcement to stop a vehicle when the driver is not observed wearing a safety belt. The Madison Police Department also reminds motorists that state law requires that vehicles yield right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks. Remember - don't drink and drive!

Contact:
  • Lt. David Jugovich, 261-9686