Police step up traffic enforcement for safetySuperior police are stepping up safety belt and drunken driving enforcement during St. Patrick’s Day holiday period.
Superior police are stepping up safety belt and drunken driving enforcement during St. Patrick’s Day holiday period.
To combat drunken driving and increase safety belt use, Superior police will intensify its traffic safety enforcement starting today and running through March 21, which includes the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
The increased enforcement is part of a $20,000 grant the Superior Police Department received from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety.
“During the St. Patrick’s Day mobilization and throughout the year, we are striving to prevent motorists from killing and injuring themselves and others on our roadways. Although we’re trying to increase voluntarily compliance with traffic laws — not to write more tickets or make more arrests — we will take enforcement action if voluntary compliance fails,” says Chief Charles LaGesse. “We are serious about traffic safety enforcement because far too many needless deaths and serious injuries are due to drunken driving and not wearing safety belts. Our goal is to reduce preventable traffic deaths to zero in Wisconsin because even one preventable traffic fatality is one too many.”