WI Law Enforcement Receive Funds to Crackdown on Highway Speeders
Posted by PKSD Law Firm on Jun 04, 2010 in Car Accidents
Using federal funding for overtime enforcement, sheriff's deputies and state troopers will be cracking down on speeding on heavily traveled highways in Wisconsin through September.
Approximately $480,000 in federal funding, administered by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT), will be used by county sheriff's departments and the Wisconsin State Patrol to intensify traffic safety enforcement on:
- US 41 in Fond du Lac, Winnebago, Outagamie and Brown counties
- I-39/90/94 in Rock, Dane, Columbia and Sauk counties
- I-94 in Eau Claire, Dunn and St. Croix counties
Officials are hoping that intensified enforcement will reduce the number of preventable traffic deaths and injuries in Wisconsin. One official mentioned that Wisconsin experiences a surge in traffic deaths and serious injuries in the summer due to increased traffic volumes and speeds.