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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.

The important factors to consider are the following:

  • Speed reduces the amount of available time needed to avoid a crash / to stop the vehicle
  • Speed extends the distance a vehicle travels while the driver reacts to a dangerous situation
  • Speed reduces the ability of the driver to steer safely around curves or objects on the road
  • Speed increases the likelihood of crashing
  • Speed increases the severity of a crash once it occurs

    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 3Es strategy namely Education, Enforcement, and Empowerment. It is however the drivers responsibility to obey the traffic speed laws to ensure everyone's safety.

     Current redZones
    Motor Officer Clay Vecchio Birch Street (between Community Center Drive and Schofield Avenue)
    Eau Claire Avenue
    Ross Avenue (between Babl Lane and Mesker Street)
    Sandy Lane
    Jelinek Avenue
    E. Jelinek Avenue (between Von Kanel Street and Camp Phillips Road)

    The redZone Speed Enforcement Campaign will utilize saturated radar enforcement patrols. Officers will be assigned to designated redZone areas to help slow traffic.

  • To protect our citizen's right to be free from criminal attack and be secure in their homes and possessions. The Everest Metropolitan Police Department will utilize all means at its disposal to accomplish this mission.

    We are committed to these principles:

    INTEGRITY We have integrity.
    We adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards. We are honest and sincere in dealing with each other and the community. We have the courage to uphold these principles and are proud that they guide us in all we do.

    FAIRNESS We act with fairness.
    Objective, impartial decisions and policies are the foundation of our interactions. We are consistent in our treatment of all persons. Our actions are tempered with reason and equity.

    RESPECT We show respect.
    We recognize the value of our unique cultural diversity and treat all people with kindness, tolerance, and dignity. We cherish and protect the rights, liberties, and freedoms of all as granted by the constitutions and laws of the United States and the State of Wisconsin.