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State Patrol to conduct aerial speed monitoring on Highway 29

A sign noting the zone in which the Wisconsin State Patrol is conducting aerial enforcement of...
A sign noting the zone in which the Wisconsin State Patrol is conducting aerial enforcement of traffic laws.(Wisconsin State Patrol)
Published: Aug. 30, 2021 at 9:36 AM CDT
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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Wisconsin State Patrol will use airplanes Thursday to check the roads for reckless drivers.

Officers will monitor Highway 29 in Marathon County. State Patrol’s Aircraft program provides aerial support to ground-based units in traffic law enforcement. They detect speeding and reckless drivers from surveillance overhead. By use of a timing device known as VASCAR, the pilots can clock target vehicles suspected of traveling at excessive speeds and then call down to ground cars to initiate a traffic stop.

Aerial speed enforcement will also take place this week in Douglas County.

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