UPDATE: MPD Crackdown on Speeders

Posted Monday, September 21, 2009 --- 2:05 p.m.

From the Madison Police Department:

The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing speeding violations this week in the following areas:

- Tuesday, September 22, 2009
West District – 900 S. Midvale Blvd. (Speed/School Zone Enforcement)

- Wednesday, September 23, 2009
East District – 3500 Block US Hwy 30 (Construction Zone Speed Enforcement)

- Thursday, September 24, 2009
South District – John Nolen Drive (Speed and Red Signal Enforcement)

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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