Over the past week, Officers from the Madison Police Department, including members of TEST (Traffic Enforcement & Safety Team), have conducted 3 enhanced traffic enforcement projects.
On Friday, 2/4, an enforcement project was conducted on E Washington Ave from 10:00 PM until 2:00 AM, focusing on OMVWI and other hazardous violations. During the project officers conducted a total 13 stops, with 1 additional attempted step where the vehicle fled. All stops were for speeding violations of at least 15 MPH or over the posted speed limit. One stop resulted in an OMVWI investigation.
On Monday, 2/7, an enforcement project was conducted on Packers Ave near Aberg Ave from 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM, focusing on Speeding, Seat Belt enforcement, and other hazardous violations. During the project officers conducted a total of 39 stops, the majority of which were for speeding or red signal violations. Three vehicles were stopped for traveling 60 MPH or faster in the 35 MPH zone. The average speed stopped was 53 MPH, or 18 MPH over the speed limit.
Last night, Thursday 2/10, an enforcement project was conducted on Stoughton Rd near Milwaukee St. During the project officers conducted a total of 21 stops. The highest speed stopped was for 80 MPH with all vehicles stopped for going at least 14 MPH over the speed limit (55 MPH).
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. Areas selected for targeted enforcement are based off of traffic crash data and Vision Zero Madison's High Injury Zone.