Wisconsin State Troopers out in full force for “Blue Day”

NOW: Wisconsin State Troopers out in full force for “Blue Day”

OZAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) – Wisconsin State Troopers are out on the roads in full force Tuesday as part of a 24-hour initiative cracking down on unsafe driving.

The initiative is being referred to as "Blue Day".

Eight counties in southeastern Wisconsin are participating including Ozaukee, Racine and Kenosha.

Troopers are looking for people speeding, distracted drivers and drivers who don’t move over for emergency vehicles.

A State Patrol aircraft is also flying over a portion of Interstate 94 in Kenosha County.

All available troopers will be out on the road, around a 10 percent increase from an average day.

“Some of the personnel that are on the road would normally be an office person, like a sergeant or above,” Trooper Brendan Braun said. “It’s just to get people to slow down, become more aware of reckless driving and speeding.”

In 2018, there were around 20,000 speed-related crashes in Wisconsin.

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