Wisconsin State Patrol to conduct aerial traffic enforcement along I-43 in Walworth County

Posted: 11:21 AM, Jun 05, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-05 21:02:23Z

MILWAUKEE – Drivers, you've been warned! The Wisconsin State Patrol is taking their patrol to the skies. 

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 Tuesday, June 5 along  I-43 in Walworth County.

The Wisconsin State Patrol Office says 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.

During the aerial enforcement along I-94 in Waukesha County on May 7 , officers stopped 33 drivers between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. Not all of the drivers were ticketed. 

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

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