SPEED ENFORCEMENT THIS WEEK

August 17, 2009

Construction Zones Among T.E.S.T. Targets

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 18, 2009
South District - 3500 Speedway Road

Wednesday, August 19, 2009
North District - 3100 East Washington Avenue (Construction Zone)

Thursday, August 20, 2009
West District - 900 South Midvale Boulevard (Construction Zone)

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