TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

August 16, 2010

South, North, and West Districts Targeted

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

Tuesday, August 17, 2010
South District- 600 John Nolen Dr (Speed Enforcement)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010
North District - 1400-1700 blocks of Wright St. (Speed & Yield to Pedestrian Enforcement)

Thursday, August 19, 2010
West District- W. Beltline Hwy. (Speed Enforcement & Work Zone Violations)

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:
  • Sgt. Eric Tripke, 266-4859