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WisDOT Radio Newsline
December 13, 2013
To help prevent traffic-related crashes, deaths and injuries as we head into another Holiday season, law enforcement across Wisconsin will be keeping a sharp eye out for impaired drivers and unbuckled motorists. The “Booze and Belts” traffic safety campaign begins today (12/13) and runs through December 21. State and local law enforcement agencies will patrol in greater numbers and for longer hours — not to write more tickets — but to encourage voluntary compliance with traffic laws. Last year, alcohol-related crashes killed 223 people in Wisconsin and injured thousands more. Audio
Snow-slickened roads combined with vehicles travelling too fast for conditions resulted in a flurry of slide-offs, crashes and traffic jams last Sunday, particularly in southeast Wisconsin. Law enforcement officials remind motorists that when visibility and travel conditions decrease — so should your vehicle’s speed. Also, if you’re involved in a slide-off or find yourself stranded — stay in your vehicle, keep your seat belt fastened, and wait for emergency responders. Your vehicle offers protection from the weather, but especially from other vehicles that may come upon the crash scene and slide out of control.
“Enhancing Partnerships and Creating Opportunities” is the theme of this year’s Annual Tribal Transportation Conference taking place December 17 to 19 at the Ho-Chunk Casino and Convention Center in Baraboo. The Wisconsin DOT brings together state, tribal, federal and transportation construction professionals to network about initiatives of the 11 tribes of Wisconsin, and explore opportunities. Portions of this year’s conference will showcase how to do business with WisDOT. Several sessions will be available by webcast. Audio
Wisconsin's frozen road law is now in effect in zones one and two — applying to state and federally-numbered highways in roughly the northern half of Wisconsin. It means highways are sufficiently frozen so that truckers can haul heavier loads of certain timber products, along with salt or sand for winter maintenance. The frozen road declaration for the other three zones in the southern half of the state will be announced when conditions warrant. The declaration is issued once ground under pavement is frozen to a depth of at least 18 inches.
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Last modified: December 12, 2013
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