TRAFFIC UNIT PRESS RELEASE (June 21st, 2010)
June 21, 2010
Speed & move over/slow down enforcement on Madison's North/West/East locations
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, June 22, 2010
North District - Corridor Traffic Enforcement on I-39/90/94 (Speed Enforcement & Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement)
** Wednesday, June 23, 2010
West District - 7500 - 7700 Blocks of Watts Road (Speed Enforcement)
** Thursday, June 24, 2010
East District - East Beltline Highway (Speed Enforcement & Move Over/Slow Down Enforcement)
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!
- Sgt. E. Tripke, 608 266 4622