In Sept, the Madison Police Department is continuing to focus on hazardous driving behaviors throughout the City. In August, MPD conducted 27 enhanced enforcement efforts. So far in Sept, MPD has conducted a total of 20 enhanced traffic enforcement projects, with an additional 5 scheduled for the remainder of the month. MPD is continuing to focus on our most hazardous roadways such as the Beltline (16 enforcement projects in August and Sept), and E Washington Ave (also 16 enforcement projects in August and Sept). MPD also participated in Drive Sober mobilization over the Labor Day weekend.
These projects focus on hazardous driving behaviors that directly impact pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists. Behaviors such as speeding, and impaired driving, are most often causative factors in serious and fatal crashes.
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.