Milwaukee County Sheriff: High-speed drivers continue to put drivers at risk on freeways

Posted at 12:25 PM, Jun 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-14 13:25:24-04

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says they continue to see high-speed motorists put other drivers and themselves at risk on the freeway. 

Because of this, the Sheriff's Office says they will continue to focus on random speed saturation traffic stops on all shifts to change this "dangerous driving behavior."

Last week, of the 291 traffic citations issued by sheriff's deputies, 185 of them were for speeding. The majority of the ticketed drivers were going 20-24 mph over the speed limit. 

“Deaths, crippling injuries, and catastrophic property damage demands our aggressive patrols," said Sheriff Schmidt. "Tens of thousands of motorists deserve to drive on safe streets! Slow Down, Drive Sober, Stay Alive."

The focus of the speed saturation controls is to reduce crashes, serious injuries and property damage. It is not based on generating revenue.