Traffic Safety Campaigns
In the State of Wisconsin, traffic crashes took the lives of more than 500 people in 2008. Thousands of others were injured. Many deaths were caused by speeding while others were a result of drunk driving, or not wearing a safety belt. Tragically, these deaths affect many lives and cause great pain to thousands of people throughout the state. Fortunately, you can help change that number.
Because we care about the people we serve and protect, The Everest Metro Police Department will partner with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and hundreds of other law enforcement agencies in the Zero in Wisconsin campaign. By focusing on proactive approaches to enforcing the speed limit, drunk driving and safety belt laws, we will give an all out effort to save lives and reduce the number of traffic deaths and injuries annually in our community and in Wisconsin.
In Wisconsin, the ZERO VISION means that any preventable traffic death is one too many. By driving within the speed limit, being sober behind the wheel and wearing your seat belt, you can do simple things that can turn more than 500 annual deaths into zero.
For more information visit the Zero in Wisconsin Web site at www.zeroinwisconsin.gov
Speeding can be defined as exceeding the posted speed limit and
driving too fast for conditions. Unfortunately many people do
not view obeying speed limits as an important way to avoid
crashes. Speeding is regarded as a factor in nearly one-third of
all fatal crashes.
Everest Metro acknowledges that the public needs to be made more aware of the
dangers of speeding. If speeding is to be combated more effectively, we would
have to devote increased resources to better enforcement, including more law
officers to patrol the roads to target aggressive speeding drivers.
The Everest Metro Police will increase speed reduction efforts by utilizing the
3E’s strategy namely Education, Enforcement, and Empowerment. It is however the
drivers responsibility to obey the traffic speed laws to ensure everyone's
The redZone Speed Enforcement Campaign will utilize saturated radar enforcement patrols. Officers will be assigned to designated redZone areas to help slow traffic.
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