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Tag: Pedestrian Safety

August 31, 2016 8:13 AM

Madison Public Schools open soon for the 2016-17 school year.  To help insure the safety of students walking to school or getting dropped off near schools, we would like to remind drivers to be particularly alert to crossings staffed by Adult School Crossing Guards.  As a … [read more]

May 24, 2016 7:49 AM

This week, the Madison Police Department is partnering with Safe Communities Madison-Dane County in promoting the annual Slow Down yard sign campaign. The faster a vehicle is travelling, it is more likely that a crash will occur and injuries will be more severe. Children are especially vulnerable … [read more]

November 23, 2015 9:03 AM

The Madison Police Department believes in educating and enforcing all pedestrian and motor vehicle laws in our city and relies on voluntary compliance from all users of our roadways. The Madison Police Department has a traffic unit dedicated to our mission. The Traffic Enforcement Safety Team's … [read more]

June 3, 2015 1:37 PM

Today, the Traffic Enforcement Safety Team undertook several projects around the city. This morning, officers were at S Carroll St and W Doty St doing crosswalk violation inforcement as part of a pedestrian safety grant. 13 citations were issued. Later in the morning, officers went to the … [read more]

October 30, 2014 12:08 PM

Halloween is always an exciting time for kids because of the fun costumes and the large amounts of candy. While they may get caught up in the excitement of it all, the Madison Police Department wants to ensure a safe night of trick-or-treating in addition to the fun. Children should always … [read more]

September 19, 2014 8:12 AM

At the start of a new school year, there is always a lot of information given to children in order to prepare them for their new routine. Much of the focus is on who their teachers are, what friends are in their class, and making sure they know how they are getting to and from school. One of … [read more]

January 13, 2014 9:30 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 14, 2014 Central District– 1400 E. Johnson St.. (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 20, 2013 7:24 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, August 20, 2013 North District– 900 Packers Av.  (35 MPH Zone)  (Speed … [read more]

August 13, 2013 1:15 PM

Today, members of the Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST) conducted a Pedestrian Safety Initiative in the 2400 block of Atwood avenue at Ohio Street. As a result of this initiative, TEST officers stopped 35 motorists for violation of State Statute 346.24(1) "Failure to Yield to Pedestrian". … [read more]

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