Wisconsin State Patrol News

Wisconsin State Patrol Hoping to Prevent Truck Crashes

The Wisconsin State Patrol is participating in a nationwide event designed to prevent large truck crashes. “Brake Safety Week” runs through next Saturday and is sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance. The State Patrol will intensify its brake inspection …

Wisconsin DOT Launches Summer Travel Safety Initiatives

The Wisconsin State Patrol plans to increase its use of air support this summer to crack down on speeders. It’s part of a series of initiatives by the Department of Transportation to improve safety on Wisconsin roadways. DOT Secretary Mark …

Wisconsin State Patrol Nixes Front-Loading Leaf Trucks

The Wisconsin State Patrol has forced the city of Neenah to find another method of collecting leaves after an accident that critically injured a pedestrian. The patrol says Neenah’s seven leaf collection trucks violate state law. The trucks have a …

Wisconsin State Patrol Aerial Program is Catching Speeders

The Wisconsin State Patrol’s aerial patrols are still catching speeders, and officials say the patrols are valuable for public safety, despite the cost. The Appleton Post-Crescent reports that in 2011, the State Patrol spent about $54,000 flying three planes for …