State Patrol plans aerial enforcement Monday along I-94 in Waukesha County

Release date: May 4, 2018

To enhance safety for all motorists, the Wisconsin State Patrol plans to conduct aerial traffic enforcement on Monday, May 7, along I-94 in Waukesha County. State Patrol aircraft and ground-based officers will be watching for speeders, aggressive or reckless drivers.

“Aircraft serve as a valuable tool to help us identify speeders, aggressive or reckless drivers who compromise the safety of all travelers,” said Captain Tim Carnahan with the State Patrol’s Waukesha Post. “Our goal is public safety and voluntary compliance with traffic laws, but motorists who make irresponsible decisions should expect to be stopped by law enforcement and potentially cited.”

The specially-equipped State Patrol aircraft use highway markings and a timing device known as VASCAR to determine vehicle speeds. When pilots detect speeders, aggressive or reckless drivers, they contact ground-based units to initiate a traffic stop. Aerial enforcement missions are often announced in advance via WisDOT’s Facebook and Twitter pages. A WisDOT YouTube video highlights the role of the State Patrol’s Air Support Unit in public safety.

For more information, contact:

Wisconsin State Patrol Waukesha Post
(262) 785-4700 or email: opa.exec@dot.wi.gov