SPEED ENFORCEMENT INITIATIVE

November 30, 2009

North, West, & East Districts 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 traffic violations this week in the following areas:

Tuesday, December 1, 2009
North District - 1200 - 2000 Blocks of Wright Street (Speed/Pedestrian Safety Enforcement)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009
West District - 5800 Block Old Middleton Road (Speed Enforcement)

Thursday, December 3, 2009
East District - 3500 Block Hwy 30 Construction Zone (Speed 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!

Contact:
  • Lt. David Jugovich, 262-9686