High Number of Speeding Tickets Issued in Milwaukee County
Driving can be a dangerous. It is especially dangerous if traffic laws and regulations are not followed or if a driver engages in distracted driving practices. Unfortunately, speeding is a common occurrence and it puts people at a greater risk for being involved in an accident. To combat the the high amount of speeding in Milwaukee County, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department instituted random saturation patrols during the week of February 15 through February 21.
In the week of saturation patrols, the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Department issued 125 speeding tickets in addition to other citations for traffic violations. Here is list of the speeding tickets that were issued:
- 11-15 miles per hour over the speed limit: 4
- 16-19 miles per hour over the speed limit: 51
- 20-24 miles per hour over the speed limit: 56
- 25-29 miles per hour over the speed limit: 12
- 30-34 miles per hour over the speed limit: 1
- 35-39 miles per hour over the speed limit: 1
- Unreasonable-imprudent speed: 10
Driving faster than the posted speed limit is very dangerous as it puts not only you, but others at greater risk of being involved in an accident. The faster a motor vehicle is traveling, the more distance it takes for that vehicle to be able to stop. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, speed was a contributing factor in 27 percent of fatal car accidents. Speeding contributes to greater potential for loss of control of your motor vehicle, increased fuel consumption, reduced effectiveness of the protection equipment installed for the vehicle occupant and the increased degree of crash severity which often leads to more severe injuries. With all of these risks associated with speeding, it should be an activity that is avoided. By not engaging in speeding, we can help to reduce the number of traffic accidents every year as well as keep the roadways safer for everyone. Traveling over the speed limit is not worth risking the safety of yourself or others.