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Aerial enforcement planned for I-43 in Ozaukee County Friday

Posted at 6:43 PM, Jul 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-06 07:53:07-04

Wisconsin State Patrol is planning aerial enforcement on I-43 in Ozaukee County Friday, looking for speeders and other traffic violators. 

"We publicly announce many of these enforcement initiatives because our goal is voluntary compliance with traffic laws at all times and to make our highways as safe as possible for everyone," Captain Tim Carnahan with the State Patrol's Waukesha Post said in a statement. "With another busy summer travel season underway, we're reminding all motorists to buckle up, watch their speed, be patient and alert every time they travel." 

Patrol in the aircraft determines speeds from the sky. When pilots detect speeders and aggressive or reckless drivers they contact patrol on the ground to make the traffic stop. 

The State Patrol has already conducted similar enforcement initiatives in Waukesha, Walworth and Kenosha Counties this year. 

Aerial enforcement missions are often announced in advance via WisDOT’s Facebook and Twitter pages.