Local Officials “Buckle Down” On Traffic Laws

Local Officials “Buckle Down” On Traffic Laws

The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office, will be stepping up traffic enforcement this month.

The Sheriff’s Office will work with the Chippewa Falls police department, Cadott police department, Cornell police department and Stanley police department to increase patrol efforts and crack down on those that choose to operate without a seatbelt. The Sheriff’s Office along with other participating agencies have received a $50,000 Federal Seatbelt Enforcement Grant from the Bureau of Transportation Safety that will cover the expense of the extra patrol efforts.

“Our goal as Law Enforcement is ZERO in Wisconsin when it comes to traffic Fatalities,” says Sheriff James Kowalczyk. “Lack of Seatbelt use is one of the primary factors contributing to fatalities in traffic crashes. It is far more likely you will be injured in a crash if you are not wearing your seatbelt. It’s really pretty easy – buckle up, don’t drive above the speed limit, be attentive and don’t drive if you are impaired.” With the increase of Traffic during the upcoming Holiday season it is critical that you leave yourself enough time to travel safely.

During the month of December Patrols will be out December 7 th , 12 th , 14 th , and 28 th .

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