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Traffic Enforcement & Safety Blotter

Speed & Seat Belt Enforcement - Beltline

January 5, 2022 8:52 AM

Yesterday, Officers from the Madison Police Department conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement project on the Beltline near John Nolen Dr focusing on speeding, seat belt use, and other hazardous violations.  The project was conducted from 6:00 PM until 10:00 PM.

During this project officers conducted a total of 20 stops for speeding - 3 of those vehicles fled from officer's attempts to stop them.  The average speed stopped was 75 MPH (the Beltline is 55 MPH speed limit) .  The highest recorded speed for this project was 97 MPH (42 MPH over the speed limit).  One of the vehicles that fled (officers never pursued) later lost control and drove into the sholder area as it attempted to exit onto Rimrock Rd.  The driver of that vehicle was located and arrested.  One other driver was arrested for an outstanding warrant.

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.

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