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DOT plans aerial enforcement in Jefferson County

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is planning to use aerial enforcement Monday in Jefferson County. 

The Wisconsin State Patrol will use aircrafts and ground-based officers to enforce the speed limit and other traffic laws along I-94. 

Last year, there were nearly 20,000 speed-related crashes that caused nearly 8,000 injuries and 173 deaths. Officials said that's more than the number of people injured or killed in alcohol-related crashes. 

 "Public safety is the primary goal behind all our enforcement efforts," said Lt. Chris Jushka, who oversees the State Patrol’s Air Support Unit. “Drivers who are speeding, tailgating or operating recklessly endanger everyone along our roadways.”

Officials said if the weather is not good enough for flying, they will still use ground units for the enforcement. 

 

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