Traffic Enforcement Safety Blotter

St Patrick's Weekend Impaired Driving Enforcement

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 and alcohol impaired crashes. Alcohol impaired driving is listed as a contributing factor in nearly 5% of all crashes and nearly 33% of all vehicle crash fatalities in the State of Wisconsin.

 

In an effort to increase traffic safety, Madison Police Officers will be focusing on roadways with high traffic volume and roadways of high crash frequency. These areas may include Johnson St, John Nolen Dr, University Av, East Washington Av, Packers Av or Northport Dr.

 

Officers will have a zero tolerance approach to impaired driving.

 

Please buckle up and drive carefully.

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