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Additional officers now on patrol

Yesterday marked the beginning the two week long Click It Or Ticket campaign. The Madison Police Department is proud to participate, once again, in the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s initiative.
Additional officers will be on patrol from now until May 31st. They will be looking to stop drivers who commit traffic violations, and that includes failure to wear a safety belt. Under state law, officers can pull you over if you or your passengers are unbelted. “Although more people are buckling up in Wisconsin, improvement is still needed. Remember safety belts save lives and prevent serious injury,” said MPD Traffic Unit Lt. Trevor Knight.

Drivers are asked to:

  • buckle up
  • not drive under the influence
  • observe posted speed limits
  • operate safely
  • yield the right-of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks

The MPD remains committed to improving safety by increasing compliance   through education and through enforcement. “Law enforcement efforts are an important part of roadway safety, but we also rely heavily on your cooperation,” said Traffic Enforcement Safety Team leader Sgt. Rahim Rahaman. He says it is not just drivers who must obey traffic laws; bicyclists and pedestrians must also follow the rules of the road if injuries and deaths are to be curtailed.    

The Madison Police Department strongly supports the "Zero In Wisconsin" campaign and believes it is up to all of us to make a difference!