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Tag: Driving Safely

September 12, 2014 11:26 AM

With anywhere from 40,000 to over 60,000 cars driving on East Washington Avenue on a daily basis, it is no surprise that this stretch of road sees one of the highest rates of crashes in the East District. Another major thoroughfare for car accidents is Stoughton Road (Highway 51). We find … [read more]

January 6, 2014 10:28 AM

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, January 7, 2014 South District– 600 John Nolen Drive (35 MPH Zone) (Speed … [read more]

November 11, 2013 2:36 PM

The City of Madison Police Department Crossing Guard program has seen a 25% increase in the number of tickets written so far this school year over the same time period last year. These $88.80 tickets are issued to owners of vehicles observed to have not stopped, remain stopped, or stopped … [read more]

August 26, 2013 9:44 AM

On Tuesday, August 20, Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST) officers participated in red signal enforcement at the corner of University Av and N Brooks St. Officers were out to monitor correct and safe stops at the red traffic signal at that intersection. The team had 30 stops: three were … [read more]

August 2, 2013 11:54 AM

The Madison Police Department would like to remind motorists that August 4 – August 10, 2013 is National Stop on Red Week.  National Stop on Red Week takes place the first week of August each year and is dedicated to educating Americans about the dangers of red-light running through education … [read more]

August 1, 2013 9:19 AM

Roundabouts are becoming a common aspect of traffic design.  Two of the newer roundabouts in the West District (Mineral Point Road & Pleasant View Road and County Highway M & Valley View Road) have seen a fair number of accidents since they opened. Fortunately, most of these accidents have … [read more]

July 15, 2013 3:19 PM

Traffic complaints continue to be one of the top concerns of residents living in the West District.  With seemingly more traffic volume every week, the complaints we receive from citizens continue to increase.  So what can you do when you notice traffic violations in your neighborhood or in … [read more]

June 17, 2013 1:49 PM

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 18, 2013 Central District– 1400 E. Johnson St. (Speed Enforcement … [read more]

June 14, 2013 9:51 AM

We know that traffic is a huge issue no matter where you live. Unfortunately, we cannot possibly assign a police officer to do speed enforcement in all of the areas that might benefit from such attention! With that in mind, we are able to offer the presence of our trailer mounted speed … [read more]

June 10, 2013 10:14 AM

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 11, 2013 South District– 700 Block W. Washington Av.  (30 MPH Zone) … [read more]

June 5, 2013 8:41 AM

The Central District Station has a limited number of the Safe Communities - Slow Down Yard Signs available for citizens to pick up and place in their yards.  Signs can be picked up at the address below. Central District City County Building GR 22 211 S. Carroll … [read more]

May 28, 2013 3:37 PM

Over the long Memorial Day holiday weekend, members of the Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST) participated in extra patrol operations in an effort to identify intoxicated drivers, address speed violations, and correct safety belt issues. On Friday, May 24th, the TEST team patrolled in … [read more]

May 17, 2013 8:07 AM

Thursday May 16, 2013: TEST conducted a Pedestrian Safety Initiative at the intersection of Williamson St and S. Dickenson St. between 0800 and 1145. This intersection has been the subject of complaints from area residents and business owners due to a lack of motorist compliance yielding … [read more]

May 13, 2013 1:25 PM

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, May 14, 2013 South District–  3700 Speedway Road.  (30 MPH Zone) (Speed … [read more]

May 13, 2013 8:47 AM

On Thursday May 2, at the height of prom season, Madison Police Department participated in a traffic crash demonstration at Lafollette High School to show students the possible tragic consequences of intoxicated driving. Lafollette High Educational Resource Officer Ken Mosley and members of … [read more]

May 7, 2013 2:21 PM

This morning, officers from the MPD's Traffic Enforcement & Safety Team (TEST) conducted a pedestrian "duck" operation in the Monroe Street corridor., The Dudgeon Monroe and Vilas Neighborhood Associations continue to report to MPD their concerns with pedestrians being able safely crossly … [read more]

May 3, 2013 1:15 PM

When:  May 11, 9am - 12pm (This event will be held rain or shine. The building will be used if it rains. Bathrooms indoors available to all.) Where: 1702 S. Park St (the old Thorstad's lot at Wingra Creek and S. Park St) Stop by this free clinic to see if your car seat is installed … [read more]

April 22, 2013 5:30 PM

Today, members of the Traffic Enforcement Safety Team conducted a seatbelt compliance check of motorists in the 700 block of W.Washington Av. The project resulted in 44 motorists being stopped for failure to wear a seatbelt and 4 motorists being stopped for illegal window … [read more]

April 22, 2013 8:07 AM

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, April 23, 2013 ? North District– 900 Packers Av.  … [read more]

April 5, 2013 3:57 PM

The Madison Police Department's Mounted Patrol Unit is "back in the saddle" as of April 1st. You will see the unit doing neighborhood, bike path and parks patrol city-wide. Today, motorists took a double take as Officer Mulry and his partner "Bubba" monitored traffic in the Monroe Street area … [read more]

March 20, 2013 11:30 AM

Over St Patrick's Day weekend, the Traffic Enforcement Safety Team provided additional patrol in an effort to identify impaired drivers, as well as to address speed violations and safety belt use issues. Historically, we do see an increase in impaired driving and alcohol-related … [read more]

January 29, 2013 2:44 PM

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, January 22, 2013 South District- 1800 Fish Hatchery Rd (30 MPH Zone) (Speed … [read more]

October 1, 2012 8:36 AM

1. Don’t text and drive – it can kill you or someone else. Don’t text and walk – you can get hurt badly. Pay attention to the world and the people around you – you mobile devices can intrude on personal relationships. 2. Never send nude or suggestive pictures of yourself or talk or text … [read more]

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