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Wisconsin State Patrol conducting "Blue Day" on Tuesday with high visibility enforcement

WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin State Patrol will conduct a high-visibility “Blue Day” law enforcement initiative in eight southeast Wisconsin counties on Tuesday, April 16.

From midnight to midnight on Tuesday every available State Patrol officer from troopers all the way up to captains will be out enforcing traffic laws. Drivers will see plenty of blue State Patrol cruisers in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Washington, Ozaukee, Jefferson, Walworth, Racine and Kenosha counties.

Officers will be on the lookout for speeders, impaired or distracted drivers and motorists who fail to “Move Over” for stopped emergency vehicles. Weather-permitting, a State Patrol aircraft will fly over a portion of I-94 in Kenosha County watching for speeders and aggressive drivers.

According to the State Patrol, in 2018 there were nearly 20,000 speed-related crashes resulting in 7,957 injuries and 173 fatalities in Wisconsin.

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