MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) - The Wisconsin State Patrol will utilize a plane and officers on the ground to enforce speed limits and other traffic laws on Wednesday, June 6 along I-90/94 in Monroe County.
“As always, these enforcement 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 want everyone to reach their destinations safely. This requires all motorists to watch their speed, be patient and alert every time they get behind the wheel.”
Most State Patrol aerial missions are made possible through federal funds specifically designated to support traffic law enforcement. The State Patrol analyzes data on traffic citations and related information to identify specific highway corridors for enforcement initiatives.
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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