This morning, Officers from the Madison Police Department, including members of TEST (Traffic Enforcement & Safety Team), braved the bitter cold and conducted an enhanced traffic enforcement project in the 6000 block of University Ave (by Allen Blvd), focusing on speeding, seat belt use, and other hazardous violations. The project was conducted from 7:00 AM until 11:00 AM.
During this project officers conducted a total of 21 stops for speeding. The highest speed stopped was for 61 MPH in the 35 MPH zone. 5 vehicles were stopped for traveling at least 20 MPH over the limit. All stops were for vehicles traveling at least 15 MPH over the limit.
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.