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Aerial traffic enforcement to start in Brown, Outagamie Counties

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Jun 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-22 12:03:37-04

GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — Aerial enforcement for traffic violations to start this week in Brown, Outagamie, and Trempealeau Counties.

Wisconsin State Patrol pilots are scheduled to keep an eye out for violations from the sky for specific areas of roadways.

  • Brown County patrol starts Wednesday, June 22 for WIS 172.
  • Outagamie County patrol starts Thursday, June 23 for I-41.
  • Trempealeau County patrol starts Friday, June 24 for WIS 93.

The State Patrol's primary mission is public safety, which includes enforcing traffic laws to help ensure drivers reach their destinations safely.

As the Wisconsin Department of Transportation explains in a statement, aerial 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.

For more information about aerial enforcement contact the WisDOT Public Affairs Office at (608) 266-3581 or opa.exec@dot.wi.gov