Speeders targeted

For The Reporter

Law enforcement agencies will mobilize on Wednesday, Aug. 15, for increased traffic enforcement on the Highway 41 corridor between Menomonee Falls and Marinette.

The enforcement effort aims to combat speeding, aggressive driving and other dangerous actions that cause traffic crashes, according to a Wisconsin State Patrol news release.

The intensified enforcement is a voluntary initiative that involves 18 law enforcement agencies along Highway 41, including the Wisconsin State Patrol, Fond du Lac Police Department and Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Department.

The agencies are uniting to remind motorists of the dangers of speed and aggressive driving along the increasingly congested stretch of highway, the State Patrol said.

"With saturation patrols for high visibility enforcement on this busy highway, we are striving to get drivers to comply voluntarily with traffic laws to reduce crashes," said Dennis Hughes, chief of Traffic Safety Programs for the Wisconsin State Patrol Bureau of Transportation Safety.

If voluntary compliance fails, officers who will be patrolling in greater numbers and for longer hours on the 170-mile stretch of Highway 41 corridor will be prepared to ticket speeders and other violators, he said.