"SUMMER HEAT" CAMPAIGN

June 29, 2012

Additional Officers On Patrol Starting Monday

Beginning Monday, July 2 and continuing through Wednesday, July 18, the Madison Police Department will be participating in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration sponsored "Summer Heat" campaign.

Additional Madison police officers will be on patrol throughout this time frame, with the objective of detecting and apprehending motor vehicle operators who are driving under the influence, not complying with posted speed limits, and/or not wearing their safety belts. State law now allows law enforcement to stop a vehicle when the driver or passengers are observed not wearing a safety belt.

The Madison Police Department is committed to improving traffic safety in 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 "buckle up", observe posted speed limits, and drive safely. 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:
  • Joel DeSpain, 266-4897