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Sheriff Patrol Will Be Stepped Up On U.S. 41
The Marinette County Sheriff Department Patrol Division will have increased enforcement on speeders and unrestrained motorists on U.S. 41 during a National Mobilization Event.
Patrol Lt. Jim Albright said that several sheriff department deputies will be strictly enforcing posted speed limit compliance on the U.S. 41 corridor. Officers will also be on the look out for unrestrained motorists as part of two Bureau of Transportation Safety (BOTS) grants received by the department for 2012-13. Click it or Ticket and Speed Enforcement grant deployments are scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7, through Saturday, Dec. 16 as part of the national event.
The two BOTS grants will allow the patrol division to spend dedicated times on the U.S. 41 corridor. The grants will cover officer wages and allow the sheriff department to purchase new equipment.
Albright said, Our goal is to increase voluntary compliance with the posted speed limits and seat belt laws. The Sheriff Department Patrol Division is serious about traffic safety. Many of the crashes that occur in our county are a result of high speed.
Traveling above the posted speed limits greatly reduces a motorists reaction time and distance. Along with the speed issues, several of our traffic fatalities were also the result of motorists being ejected from their vehicles. Using seat belts will give a 25 times higher chance of surviving a serious crash, he added.