Release date: May 18, 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 Monday, May 21, along I-90 in La Crosse County.
“All of our efforts are focused on public safety,” said Captain Jason Zeeh with the State Patrol’s Tomah Post. “As we enter another busy travel season, we’re reminding all motorists to watch their speed, be patient and alert every time they get behind the wheel.” WisDOT also uses its Facebook and Twitter pages to announce similar 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.
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