Police Blotter

Tag: Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST)

July 27, 2021 10:00 AM

On Monday (7/26/21) afternoon Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on Stoughton Rd near Milwaukee St. The project fucused on speeding and other hazardous driving. From 2:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. officers conducted a total of 28 traffic stops. … [read more]

July 26, 2021 9:37 AM

This week, Officers from the Madison Police Department will be conducting enhanced enforcement projects throughout the city. While traffic enforcement will occur in other areas of the city as well, we have projects scheduled to focus on hazardous driving in the area of E Washington Ave, Hwy 30, … [read more]

July 26, 2021 9:27 AM

Saturday evening officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on Stoughton Rd near Milwaukee St. Officers focused on speeding and other hazardous moving violations. During the project officers conducted a total of 14 stops. The highest speed recorded … [read more]

July 26, 2021 9:20 AM

On Saturday, 7/24/21, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on E Washington Ave in the general area of 1st St to 4th St. During the project officers focused on speeding and other hazardous driving behaviors. During the project officers conducted … [read more]

July 25, 2021 2:32 PM

On Friday, 7/23/21, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an ehanced enforcement project on E Washington Ave. During the project officers were focussing on speeding and other hazardous violations. A total of 26 stops were made during the project. 22 stops were for speeding, 1 … [read more]

July 25, 2021 2:15 PM

On Thursday, 7/22/21, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on S Stoughton Rd near Milwaukee St. During this project officers were focussing on speeding and other hazardous violations. During the project officers conducted a total of 27 stops, … [read more]

July 25, 2021 1:56 PM

On Wednesday, 7/21/21, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on the Beltline. The project focused on speeding and other hazardous driving behaviors. During the project officers conducted a total of 24 stops, 22 of which were for speeding and 2 … [read more]

July 25, 2021 12:25 PM

On Friday, 7/16/21, Officers from the Madison PD conducted an enhanced enforcement project on E Washington Ave. During this project officers continued to focus on speeding and other hazardous driving behaviors. During the project officers conducted a total of 31 stops (30 for speeding and 1 … [read more]

July 20, 2021 1:15 PM

This morning, 7/20/21, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on E Johnson St near one of the pedestrian crosswalks by Tenney Park. Officers focused on speeding and other hazardous driving. Officers conducted a total of 26 stops. All stops made … [read more]

July 15, 2021 9:03 AM

On Tuesday, 7/15, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on E Washington Ave near Pawling St (the site of a recent fatal car/pedestrian crash). From 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm officers conducted a total of 16 stops for speeding. During the project the … [read more]

July 13, 2021 8:34 AM

Yesterday, Monday, 7/12, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on E Washington Ave focussing on speeding and other hazardous moving violations. Officers were in the area of E Washington Ave and Ingersol St, which is a 25 MPH zone. During this … [read more]

July 9, 2021 7:38 AM

Hello Midtown, In addition to our ongoing strategic plan work on enforcing dangerous driving, we get assistance from our TEST (Traffic Enforcement and Safety Team) and other officers. On 7/8, a group of officers worked a speed wave traffic safety initiative on WB Belt/ Whitney. … [read more]

July 8, 2021 9:51 AM

Yesterday, 7/7/2021, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement project on the W Beltline Hwy. From 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. officers conducted a total of 34 stops focussing on speeding an other hazardous traffic violations. All speeding stops were made … [read more]

July 6, 2021 4:57 PM

This afternoon an Officer from the Traffic Enforcement and Safety Team (TEST) monitored speed in the 800 block of E Washington Ave - the same location of the fatal MV/Pedestrian crash last week. During the short enforcement period the officer made three stops for vehicles traveling at least 20 … [read more]

July 6, 2021 3:05 PM

As part of Madison Police Department's continued furtherance of Vision Zero -striving to eliminate traffic deaths and severe injuries- MPD's TEST team and officers participated in a grant on University Ave at Brooks St. From 7 am to 11 am, officers worked this area focusing on pedestrian safety. … [read more]

July 6, 2021 2:24 PM

This morning Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on University Ave at N Brooks St. All enhanced enforcement projects focus on hazardous traffic violations. From 7:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. officers conducted a total of 26 stops for hazardous … [read more]

June 27, 2021 5:23 PM

On Friday, 6/26, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on E Washington Ave focussing on OWI and other hazardous driving behaviors. From 9:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. officers conducted a total of 13 stops for speeding. The high speed stopped was for … [read more]

June 22, 2021 10:09 AM

Today officers from the Madison Police Department will be conducting an enhanced enforcement project on the Beltline focussing on speeding, hazardous driving and seatbelt use. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration: In 2018, speeding was a contributing factor in 26% … [read more]

June 21, 2021 3:20 PM

On Friday, June 18th, from 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., Officers from the Madison Police Depeartment conducted an enhanced enforcement project in the area of E Washington Ave and Ingersol St, focussing on OWI and other hazardous driving behaviors. During this project a total of 15 stops were … [read more]

June 21, 2021 3:14 PM

On Monday, June 14th, from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on Stoughton Rd, between Cottage Grove Rd and Milwaukee St, focussing on speeding and seat belt use. During this project a total of 23 stops were … [read more]

June 21, 2021 3:04 PM

On Saturday, June 12th, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on John Nolen Dr focussing on OWI and other hazardous violations. During the project officers conducted a total of 14 stops for speeding. Please slow down, buckle up, and drive … [read more]

June 21, 2021 2:01 PM

On Friday, June 11th, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on E Washington Ave focussing on OWI enforcement and other hazardous driving behaviors. From 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. officers conducted a total of 24 traffic stops for a variety of … [read more]

June 21, 2021 1:55 PM

On June 10th Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced enforcement project on the Beltline. From 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. officers conducted a total of 28 stops (27 were for speeding and 1 was for 'Failing to Slow/Move Over for Emergency Vehicle'). The highest speed … [read more]

June 18, 2021 10:27 AM

On Wednesday 6/16 a traffic project was done from 2pm-6pm in the 6000 block of University Ave. This location was selected as this area parallels a heavily used bike path, is at an uncontrolled crosswalk and is just west of several uncontrolled crosswalks. Addressing hazardous driving is a … [read more]

June 13, 2021 3:37 PM

Hello Midtown, FYI on Wednesday 6/9 from 6p-10p, 4 MPD officers including a member of our Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST) worked a traffic safety initiative at the Beltline and Whitney Way. 28 stops were made (27 for speed and 1 for failure to move over for an emergency vehicle). … [read more]

June 8, 2021 7:05 PM

Today officers conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement operation on E Gorham St in the area of James Madison Park. From 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm officers made a total of 12 stops for speeding violations. One vehicle's speed was measured at 58 MPH when it observed officers and excelerated to avoid … [read more]

June 7, 2021 5:53 PM

On Thursday, June 3rd, officers conducted an enhanced enforcement project in the 800 & 900 blocks of E Washington Ave (for reference, this is the area around Breese Stevens Field, a large hotel, several large apartment buildings, a grocery store and numerous small businesses and resturants). … [read more]

June 7, 2021 5:42 PM

On Tuesday, June 1, members of the officers conducted an enhanced enforcement operation in the area of Packers and Commercial Ave. This area was selected due to several recent concerns regarding parents trying to walk their children to school and having to cross Packers Ave at an uncontrolled … [read more]

May 28, 2021 10:55 AM

The Madison PD will be conducting an enhanced traffic enforcement project this holiday weekend focussing on OWI and other hazardous driving behaviors. We will have additional resources on both E Washington Ave and University Ave over the weekend. According to WI DOT, in 2019 there were over … [read more]

May 26, 2021 3:59 PM

From May 24 - June 6 the Madison Police Department will be participating in the national Click it or Ticket mobilization. Officer will be focusing on seatbelt violations and other hazardous driving behaviors. On Monday, May 24th, members of MPD Traffic Enforcement and Safety Team (TEST) and … [read more]

May 20, 2021 11:53 AM

Today officers conducted an enhanced enforcement operation on Packers Ave near Commercial Ave. Officers were focussing on speeding and seatbelt violations. During the enforcement activity officers stopped a total of 28 vehicles for speeding. All vehicles stopped were traveling at least 50 … [read more]

May 18, 2021 9:21 AM

Currently officers are conducting an enhanced enforcement project in the downtown area focussing on Pedestrian and Bicyclist Safety. Officers are stopping motorists who are failing to yield to pedestrian's as they attempt to cross our busy downtown streets. Vehicles are required to stop for … [read more]

May 18, 2021 9:15 AM

On Friday, 5/14/21, Officers conducted an enhanced enforcement effort on E Washington Ave addressing impared and hazardous driving. From 10:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. officers conducted a total of 17 stops to include violations for: Speeding (highest speed stopped was for 68 MPH in a 35 MPH … [read more]

May 12, 2021 3:47 PM

The Madison PD will be conducting an enhanced traffic enforcement project today on the Beltline. Officers will be focussing on speeding and seatbelt violations. According to the CDC, More than half (range: 51%-60%) of teens (13-19 years) and adults aged 20-44 years who died in crashes in 2018 … [read more]

May 11, 2021 2:02 PM

Today Officers from the Traffic Enforcement and Safety Team (TEST) conducted a speed enforcement operation on the W. Beltline Hwy near Mineral Point Rd. During the 2 hours officers stopped 9 vehicles for speeding. The lowest speed recorded was 79 MPH (24 MPH over the limit). The highest speed … [read more]

May 4, 2021 12:01 PM

This morning the Madison PD conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement project on Hwy 51/Stoughton Rd near Milwaukee St. During the project officers conducted a total of 27 stops for speeding violations. The average speed stopped during this project was 71 MPH in the 55 MPH zone. The highest … [read more]

May 4, 2021 10:43 AM

On Thursday, 4/29/21, members of the Traffic Enforcement and Safety Team (TEST) conducted a enforcement project in the 3400 block of Atwood Ave (near Olbrich boat launch). The area is posted for 25 MPH. During the project officers stopped 7 vehicles with all vehicles stopped for traveling at … [read more]

April 18, 2021 6:12 PM

On Saturday night, 4/17/21, the Madison PD conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement on E Washington Ave focussing on OWI enforcement and other hazardous driving. From 10:00 PM to 2:00 AM Officers conducted 18 traffic stops for a variety of violations including speeding and racing. In … [read more]

April 15, 2021 11:15 AM

The Madison PD will be conducting an enhanced traffic enforcement project this evening on the Beltline. According to the National Safety Council, Speeding was a factor in 26% of all traffic fatalities in 2019, killing 9,478, or an average of over 25 people per day. The total number of fatal … [read more]

April 15, 2021 9:37 AM

On Tuesday, 4/13, Madison PD conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement project on Northport Dr. The project focused on speeding and seatbelt use. During the 4 hour project, a total of 31 traffic stops were attempted with 2 persons fleeing from the attempted stop. All vehicles stopped were … [read more]

April 15, 2021 9:27 AM

On Tuesday, 4/13/21, members of the Traffic Enforcement and Safety Team (TEST) conducted a speed enforcement operation on John Nolen Dr near Monona Terrace (35 MPH Speed Limit). In a short amount of time Officers conducted 15 stops for speeding. All vehicles stopped were traveling at least 14 … [read more]

April 9, 2021 10:04 AM

The Madison PD will be conducting an enhanced traffic enforcement project this evening focussing on the Beltline. According to NHTSA, approximately one-third of all traffic crash fatalities in the United States involve drunk drivers (with BACs of .08 g/dL or higher). Please slow down, … [read more]

April 9, 2021 10:00 AM

On Wednesday, April 7th, the Madison PD conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement project focused on speeding and seatbelt use. From 7:00 a.m. through 11:00 a.m. officers conducted a total of 32 stops in the area of the 200 block of S Whitney way. All stops were for speeding at least 10 MPH … [read more]

March 30, 2021 9:21 AM

The Madison PD is currently conducting an enhanced traffic enforcement project on John Nolen Dr. Today's project will be focussing on speed and seatbelt enforcement. According to the CDC, a total of 22,697 drivers and passengers in passenger vehicles died in motor vehicle crashes in 2018. … [read more]

March 27, 2021 12:29 PM

The Madison PD will be conducting an enhanced traffic enforcement project tonight in the downtown area focusing on drunk driving. According to NHTSA, every day, about 28 people in the United States die in drunk-driving crashes — that's one person every 52 minutes. Drive sober, get a ride, … [read more]

March 27, 2021 12:21 PM

On Friday, March 26th, the Madison PD conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement project looking for drunk drivers. The alcohol traffic safety initiative took place on the Beltline from 9p-1a. Officers conducted a total of 19 stops for speeding. All vehicles stopped were traveling at least … [read more]

March 24, 2021 1:58 PM

The Madison PD will be conducting an enhanced traffic enforcement project this afternoon. Today's project will be focussing on E Washington Ave. Please slow down and buckle-up. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants provided by the Wisconsin … [read more]

March 20, 2021 11:00 AM

The Madison PD will be conducting an enhanced traffic enforcement project Saturday evening in the area of E Washington Ave targeting drunk drivers. According to the WI DOT, in 2019 alcohol-related crashes killed 140 people in Wisconsin and injured 2,918. Please slow down, buckle-up, and … [read more]

March 19, 2021 10:51 AM

Yesterday, 3/18/2021, the Madison PD conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement project on University Ave focusing on seatbelt use. Over the course of project officers conducted a total of 27 stops, 23 of which were for seatbelt violations. According to NHTSA: One of the safest choices … [read more]

March 16, 2021 9:04 AM

The Madison PD will be conducting an enhanced traffic enforcement project this afternoon. Today's project will be focussing on Hwy 51/Stoughton Rd. In 2020, 15 people were killed as the result of traffic crashes. That is the highest total for Madison since 2007. Please slow down and … [read more]

February 26, 2021 9:03 AM

On Wednesday, Feb 24th, the Traffic Enforcement and Safety Team (TEST) and additional officers made possible through overtime grants provided by WI DOT, provided enhanced traffic enforcement in the area of Packers Ave and Commercial Ave. As a result of these efforts Officers conducted 19 … [read more]

February 9, 2021 2:18 PM

The Madison Police Department in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol and seat belt laws throughout the month of February. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants provided … [read more]

January 28, 2021 10:04 PM

The Madison Police Department in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office provided extra patrols that specifically enforced alcohol and seatbelt laws throughout the month of January. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants provided by the … [read more]

November 16, 2020 1:45 PM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol and speed laws throughout the month of November. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants provided … [read more]

November 13, 2020 8:56 AM

Thanks to our Traffic Enforcement Safety Team for their work on the beltline this morning between Whitney Way and Gammon Rd. Six vehicles were stopped for driving in excess of 80 mph with a top speed of 86 mph. The citation for 80 mph runs $174.40 and 6 pts. Please drive safely, obey the … [read more]

September 10, 2020 3:37 PM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol and speed laws throughout the month of September. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants provided … [read more]

August 1, 2020 8:03 AM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce speed and alcohol laws throughout the month of August. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants provided by … [read more]

May 18, 2020 11:14 AM

On 05/16/2020, officers worked a grant westbound on the Beltline near Whitney Wy from 7 pm to 10 pm. With five stop cars there were a total of 27 traffic stops made for speeding. Of those stopped, the highest speed was 88 mph and the lowest was 71 mph. A gentle reminder, the Beltline is 55 … [read more]

May 4, 2020 3:40 PM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol laws throughout the month of May. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants provided by the Wisconsin … [read more]

March 13, 2020 2:16 PM

On 03/12/20, at 8:30 am, one of our TEST officers was working the Midvale Elementary School Zone. The crossing guard had traffic stopped for kids to cross. Upon releasing traffic, and traffic one again began to flow, a subject opted to use the parking/bike lane to accelerate past the main … [read more]

March 6, 2020 1:11 PM

We have a new road construction project underway in the West District this week with lane restrictions on Gammon Rd from the West Beltline to Mineral Point Rd. Remember, It is illegal to talk on a handheld mobile device while driving in a Wisconsin road work zone. Use of a Cell Phone in … [read more]

March 3, 2020 11:08 AM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol and seatbelt laws throughout the month of March. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants provided … [read more]

February 6, 2020 11:19 AM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol and seatbelt laws throughout the month of February. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants … [read more]

December 2, 2019 1:34 PM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol and seatbelt laws throughout the month of December. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants … [read more]

November 12, 2019 12:51 PM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol and seatbelt laws throughout the month of November. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants … [read more]

October 10, 2019 11:56 AM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol and seatbelt laws throughout the month of October. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants provided … [read more]

September 3, 2019 1:27 PM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce motorist red and yellow signal violations throughout the month of September. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic … [read more]

August 30, 2019 12:59 PM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol and seat belt laws throughout the month of September. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants … [read more]

August 12, 2019 12:22 PM

Madison Police will participate in 'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' Campaign August 16 through Labor Day To help save lives and prevent needless tragedies, Madison Police is joining law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin during the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign from Friday, … [read more]

July 31, 2019 12:06 PM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol, speed, and seatbelt laws throughout the month of August. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants … [read more]

July 25, 2019 12:56 PM

Today, officers ran a traffic project on Hwy 30, west of Hwy 51. Twenty Eight vehicles were stopped for speeding all stops were for going 69-78 MPH in a 55mph zone. This has been an area that has seen some horrible accidents in the past. Please slow down. [read more]

June 26, 2019 3:24 PM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol, speed, and seatbelt laws throughout the month of July. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants … [read more]

June 13, 2019 11:10 AM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol, speed, and seatbelt laws throughout the month of June. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants … [read more]

May 28, 2019 3:05 PM

Thank you to the MPD Traffic Enforcement Safety Team for spending time this week on the Westbound beltline near Old Sauk Rd with a posted speed limit of 55 mph. The team made multiple stops for speeding with speeds ranging from 71 mph to 86 mph. Please drive safely and have a great week. [read more]

May 16, 2019 12:47 PM

During Click It or Ticket May 20 – June 2, our law enforcement officers will be keeping a sharp eye out for unbuckled motorists. The goal is public safety by encouraging voluntary compliance with traffic laws. Please, buckle up, watch your speed, be alert and arrive alive! #ClickItOrTicket … [read more]

May 2, 2019 4:33 PM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol and seatbelt laws throughout the month of May. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants provided by … [read more]

April 15, 2019 11:21 AM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff's Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol and seatbelt laws throughout the month of April. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants provided … [read more]

April 8, 2019 9:57 AM

Move Over Traffic Campaign Below are results of the project: Time Frame: 2 ½ Hours (10:30A to 1:00P) Number of Traffic Stops Made Specifically for vehicles in violation of the Passing a Stopped Emergency Vehicle (346.072) without changing lanes or reducing speed when unable to change … [read more]

March 21, 2019 3:55 PM

On Wednesday, 03/20/19, TEST did a spontaneous project with Midtown CPT officers enforcing speeding violations in the midtown section of the beltline. Roughly every 2 to 5 minutes we sent an officer after a violation of 74 mph or higher (19 mph or over). LOCATION: USH 12 WB at Whitney … [read more]

March 21, 2019 7:42 AM

Last night officers working with our TEST team, ran a traffic enforcement operation in the 600 block of John Nolen Dr. 31 stops were made with the high speed being 79 in a 35 zone! A reminder again to please slow down! [read more]

March 19, 2019 10:05 AM

The Madison Police Department, in partnership with the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, will be providing extra patrols that specifically enforce alcohol and seatbelt laws throughout the month of March. These additional enforcement efforts are made possible through traffic overtime grants provided … [read more]

March 6, 2019 10:01 PM

On Wednesday, 03/06/19, A TEST officer spent some time monitoring the right turns on Heim Ave. Between 7 am and 9 am there were 8 stops made for these violations. Offenders were warned and educated on the violation. While on the stops, the officer observed an additional 18 violations. [read more]

February 19, 2019 4:51 PM

Thank you to the MPD Traffic Enforcement Safety Team for spending time this week in the 6900 block of McKee Rd with a posted speed limit of 40 mph. Over 90 minutes, the team stopped a total of 5 vehicles with a top speed of 55 mph. Please drive safely and have a great week. [read more]

February 8, 2019 6:27 AM

Thank you to the MPD Traffic Enforcement Safety Team for spending time this week in the 1100 block of Whitney Way. Over three hours, the team stopped a total of 31 vehicles with a top speed of 57 mph. The average speed of the vehicles stopped was 45 mph. Please drive safely and have a great … [read more]

January 16, 2019 7:10 PM

Thank you to the MPD Traffic Enforcement Safety Team for spending time today on S. Junction Rd, South of Mineral Point Road. This area, formerly Hwy M, has a posted speed limit of 35 mph. 17 cars were stopped for speeding during the two hour initiative with speeds ranging from 48 to 54 miles … [read more]

January 15, 2019 3:42 PM

Today the TEST unit worked the Beltline at the Midtown and West district borders. Over the course of 3 hours, the TEST team made 34 stops, a rate of one every five minutes! The Beltline is a 55 mph roadway although more like the Indianapolis Speedway today. The average speed was 76 mph with … [read more]

January 3, 2019 12:26 PM

Yesterday our Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST) spent about 3 hours in the 200 blk of S Whitney Wy near Marathon. While actively snowing with a 1/2" of accumulation on the roadway, TEST made 25 stops for speeding. The area is posted for 30 MPH. The highest speeder was traveling at 48 MPH … [read more]

July 20, 2018 1:09 PM

PEDESTRIAN SAFETY LAWS The definition of "yielding to a pedestrian": The driver of a vehicle is required to reduce speed, or stop if necessary, to avoid endangering, colliding with or interfering in any way with pedestrian travel. Failure To Yield To Pedestrian/Bicyclist 346.24(1): … [read more]

June 7, 2018 1:52 PM

Today officers from MPD, Dane County Sheriff, Verona, Town of Madison, Middleton, State Patrol and others participated in the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. Some people run several miles, some bike all the way to Stevens Point and or to Portage. This is a fund raiser for … [read more]

September 15, 2016 10:50 AM

This afternoon, members of MPD's TEST Unit, along with the Wisconsin Dept of Transportation, the Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Railroads, the Federal Railroad Administration, Wisconsin State Patrol, and several major railroad companies, will be joining with Operation Lifesaver's … [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]

March 12, 2015 3:17 PM

The Madison Police Department will be deploying extra officers on and around the weekend of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day in order to focus on impaired driving, speed enforcement and seat belt violations. Traditionally, this weekend has been a time of increased alcohol impaired driving … [read more]

December 17, 2014 3:45 PM

Last Friday, MPD participated in a statewide traffic enforcement effort called “Booze & Belts” in an attempt to reduce impaired driving crashes and injuries to people who elect to not wear their seat belt. Booze & Belts focuses on high-visibility enforcement of all traffic violations, but … [read more]

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]

February 10, 2014 9:27 AM

South and East Districts get special attention this week 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, February … [read more]

January 27, 2014 11:24 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, January 28, 2014 North District– 5000 E. Washington Av.  (55 MPH … [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]

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 30, 2013 9:09 AM

The Madison Police Department would like to welcome students, teachers and parents back to school for the 2013-2014 School Year. As School begins we would like to remind motorists of School Zone safety and ask that they: • Slow down in school zones • Stay alert for the presence of … [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]

August 12, 2013 1:44 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, August 13, 2013 East District – 2400 Atwood Av.  (25 MPH Zone) … [read more]

August 5, 2013 11:38 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:                                                                   This is National … [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]

June 24, 2013 1:09 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 25, 2013 East District – 3200 Atwood Av (30 MPH Zone) (Speed … [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 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]

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 12:45 PM

Thursday, 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 for pedestrians … [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 1:16 PM

May 11th, 9a-12p, 1702 S. Park St Pase por esta clínica gratuita para ver si su asiento está instalado correctamente. Estaremos rifando seis asientos de automóviles a quienes la visitan. Demostración de Seguridad de la Motocicleta Madison Area SAFE KIDS conducts regular car … [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]

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