Madison Police Stop 60 for Speeding During Enforcement

Posted Wednesday, January 9, 2013 --- 11:31 a.m.

Incident Report from the Madison Police Department:

Incident Type: Voided Case/Incident Number

Incident Date: 01/08/2013 - 9:30 AM

Address: 5200 block of E. Washington Ave

Details: On 01/08/13 between 0930-1300 the MPD Traffic Enforcement Safety Team conducted speed enforcement within the 5200-5300 block area of E. Washington Av. (Southbound 151). During the course of this enforcement project TEST stopped 60 vehicles for excessive speed within the 55 MPH zone. Drivers were cited for speeding and a variety of other violations including: No Driver’s License, suspended registration or driver’s license, failure to comply with insurance requirements and other violations.

Of particular note were two (2) drivers who on separate occasions were cited for traveling at a laser recorded speed of 84 MPH in the 55 MPH zone. If convicted, these citations carry 6 demerit points and a fine of $164.40 for the violation.

The Madison Police Department is committed to improving the safety of our community by increasing compliance with traffic laws through education and enforcement. Although law enforcement efforts are an important part of public safety, we rely heavily on the cooperation of the public to be aware of and to follow all traffic laws, whether as a pedestrian, bicyclist or motorist.

The Madison Police Department supports the “Zero In Wisconsin” campaign and believes that we all can make a difference. Please remember to drive safely and to “buckle up.” State law now allows law enforcement to stop a vehicle when the driver is not observed wearing a safety belt. The Madison Police Department also reminds motorists that state law requires that vehicles yield right–of-way to pedestrians in crosswalks. Remember – don’t drink and drive!

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