February 26, 2013: Traffic Enforcement - St. Patrick's Day Holiday Period
The Green County Sheriff’s Department to step up safety belt and drunken driving enforcement during St. Patrick’s Day holiday period
To combat drunken driving and increase safety belt use, the Green County Sheriff’s Department will intensify its traffic safety enforcement from March 4th to March 20th, which includes the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
The increased enforcement is part of a grant that is received from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety.
During the St. Patrick’s Day mobilization and throughout the year, we are striving to prevent motorists from killing and injuring themselves and others on our roadways. Although we’re trying to increase voluntarily compliance with traffic laws—not to write more tickets or make more arrests—we will take enforcement action if voluntary compliance fails. We are serious about traffic safety enforcement because far too many needless deaths and serious injuries are due to drunken driving and not wearing safety belts. Our goal is to reduce preventable traffic deaths to zero in Wisconsin, because even one preventable traffic fatality is one too many.
Lt. Karalee Phillips
Green County Sheriff’s Department