Keep an eye on your speed as Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP) officers take to the sky to monitor traffic on state highways in four counties.
WSP’s Aerial Support Unit is scheduled to conduct aerial speed enforcement in Pierce, Kenosha, Portage and Dane counties next week. Weather permitting, the pilots plan to patrol:
Monday, July 19
- WIS 35 in Pierce County
- I-41/94 in Kenosha County
Thursday, July 22
- I-39 in Portage County
- I-39/90 in Dane County
The State Patrol’s primary mission is public safety, which includes enforcing traffic laws to help make sure drivers reach their destinations safely.
Aerial speed enforcement is one way to enhance public safety efforts. From the air it’s much easier to spot drivers who are speeding or driving aggressively. When a pilot observes a violation, they communicate with ground-based units to initiate a traffic stop.
Many aerial enforcement missions are announced publicly to reinforce WSP’s goal to improve public safety through voluntary compliance with traffic laws, not simply to stop or cite drivers.