State Patrol aerial enforcement set for Friday and Saturday on US 12 in Sauk County

​Release date: March 17, 2018

To enhance safety for all travelers, the Wisconsin State Patrol plans to utilize aircraft and ground-based officers to enforce speed limits and other traffic laws on Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19 along US 12 in Sauk County.

“We publicly announce many of these enforcement efforts because our goal is not to stop or cite motorists, but to encourage drivers to voluntarily comply with traffic laws at all times,” said Captain Jason Zeeh with the State Patrol’s DeForest Post. WisDOT also uses its Facebook and
Twitter pages to announce enforcement initiatives.

Most State Patrol aerial missions are made possible through federal funds specifically designated to help enforce traffic laws and enhance public safety. 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. A WisDOT You Tube video highlights the role of the State Patrol’s Air Support Unit.

For more information, contact:

WisDOT Office of Public Affairs
(608) 266-3581, opa.exec@dot.wi.gov