The Wisconsin Bike Fed is joining the Madison Police Department in an effort to step-up education and enforcement efforts, including bicycle and pedestrian violations.
Via the City of Madison:
The City of Madison has experienced 5 fatality crashes involving a motor vehicle. This is 5 too
many! None of the individuals killed were driving or were a passenger in a motor vehicle.
2 – were bicyclists
2 – were pedestrians
1 – was a motorcycle driver
So far this year:
In an effort to keep our streets safe and to reduce our fatality crashes to 0, The Madison Police
Department has issued over 13,000 citations to motorists, pedestrians and bicyclists. Speeding
is the most cited hazardous offense, followed by fail to yield, and following too close.
Please keep yourself and your family safe and citation free by obeying all traffic laws and avoid
driving while distracted.
The Madison Police Department will be increasing traffic education and enforcement efforts
during the next few weeks as school starts and UW Madison students (approximately 40,000
students) arrive on campus.
In addition to speeding, impaired driving, and red signal violations, additional efforts will also
- Bicycle and pedestrian violations.
- Vehicles failing to yield to bicyclists and pedestrians.