TEST ENFORCEMENT ANNOUNCEMENT

June 25, 2012

"Compliance with the rules of the roads keeps everyone safe"

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, 26, 2012
East District - Atwood Ave at Oakridge Ave (Detour Area Enforcement)

* Wednesday, June 27, 2012
South District - 3800 Block Speedway Road (Speed Enforcement)

* Thursday, June 28, 2012
East District - Atwood Ave at Oakridge Ave (Detour Area 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:
  • Eric Tripke, 608 209 8970