Tonight Officers from the Madison Police Department will be conducting an enhanced enforcement project on the John Nolen Dr. Officers will be focussing on speeding and other hazardous driving behaviors.
According to NHTSA:
While Americans drove less in 2020 due to the pandemic, NHTSA's early estimates show that an estimated 38,680 people died in motor vehicle traffic crashes--the largest projected number of fatalities since 2007. This represents an increase of about 7.2 percent as compared to the 36,096 fatalities reported in 2019. Preliminary data from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) shows vehicle miles traveled (VMT) in 2020 decreased by about 430.2 billion miles, or about a 13.2-percent decrease. The fatality rate for 2020 was 1.37 fatalities per 100 million VMT, up from 1.11 fatalities per 100 million VMT in 2019. NHTSA's analysis shows that the main behaviors that drove this increase include: impaired driving, speeding and failure to wear a seat belt.
Please slow down on our roads.
These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants provided by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, and conducted in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office.
*** Update ***
Last night Officers conducted a total of 27 stops during this project, 26 of which were for speeding violations in the 500-600 blocks of John Nolen Dr. The average speed stopped was for 54 MPH in the 35 MPH zone. The high speeds stopped were for 61 MPH, 58 and 56.