(Courtesy Wisconsin State Patrol)

Wisconsin State Patrol to conduct aerial speed enforcement in Portage Co.

Metro Wire Staff

Keep an eye on your speed as Wisconsin State Patrol officers take to the sky to monitor traffic on state highways in five counties this week.

WSP’s Aerial Support Unit is scheduled to conduct aerial speed enforcement in Columbia, Marquette, Waukesha, Portage, and Waupaca counties this week. Weather permitting, the pilots plan to patrol:

Tuesday, September 5
I-39/90/94 – Columbia County

Wednesday, September 6
I-39 – Marquette County

Thursday, September 7
I-94 – Waukesha County

Friday, September 8
I-39 – Portage County

Sunday, September 10
US 10 – Waupaca 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.