For Marshfield (OnFocus) – The Wood County Sheriff’s Department along with the Wisconsin Rapids Police Department, Marshfield Police Department, Nekoosa Police Department, Port Edwards Police Department, Grand Rapids Police Department and Pittsville Police Department will mobilize for speed, seatbelt and reckless driving enforcement through the summer of 2020.
Law Enforcement agencies throughout Wood County will begin efforts focusing on speed, seatbelt, and reckless driving on Wood County roadways with zero tolerance. These driving offenses are to blame for the majority of traffic related fatalities. Speed was ranked number 1 for traffic law convictions in Wisconsin for 2019 with over 152,000 convictions.
Enforcement efforts will be directed on all State Highways in Wood County (State Highways 13, 34, 54, 66, 73, 80, 97, 173, and 186) and US Highway 10. The focus will be during hightraffic time frames when traffic crashes are more likely to occur. The first coordinated enforcement date will July 13, 2020.
All Wood County agencies are reminding motorists to slow down, buckle up and help make summer travel safe for everyone in Wisconsin.
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