Over 400 ticketed in a week for speeding in Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt has ordered on-going, random saturation patrols on the Milwaukee County freeway system to combat reckless driving and dangerously high speeding. The Wisconsin State Patrol has partnered with the Sheriff’s Office on this initiative. 

Sheriff Schmidt said, “I am pleased with the efforts of the deputies and troopers. We will continue to make it publicly known that I am committed to the saturation patrols until we gain voluntary compliance to the laws in place to keep the motoring public safe.”

Since last Thursday, 410 speeding tickets were issued including 111 for drivers going between 16-19 mph, 75 for those 20-24 mph over, 17 for going 25-29 over and one car that was going over 40 mph.

The Sheriff says the effort focuses on public safety, and is not based on generating revenue. Sheriff Schmidt pointed out that for every 10 miles driven at 10 mph over the speed limit, a driver is only saving 1 minute 42 seconds.

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