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State Patrol aerial traffic enforcement on part of I-41 in Fond du Lac Co.

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Posted at 12:33 PM, Jul 31, 2020
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FOND DU LAC Co. (NBC 26) ⁠— The Wisconsin State Patrol has announced plans to conduct aerial traffic enforcement along I-41 in Fond du Lac County on Monday.

“Speeders and reckless drivers endanger everyone traveling along our roadways,” said Captain Ryan Chaffee with the State Patrol’s Northeast Region. “Through public education and high-visibility enforcement, we want motorists to voluntarily comply with traffic laws designed to keep everyone safe.”

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) said that most State Patrol aerial missions are made possible through federal funds specifically designed to support traffic law enforcement. Patrol analyzes data of traffic citations, crash reports and other related information to identify highway areas for enforcement initiatives.

State Patrol said if weather conditions are unfavorable for flying on Monday, enforcement will most likely continue with using ground-based units.

Watch the WisDOT's video on the role of the State Patrol's Air Support Unit for more information.