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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Traffic Enforcement in the Village [Press Release]

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January 14, 2022

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ENHANCED TRAFFIC ENFORECEMENT IN VILLAGE

 

MOUNT PLEASANT, WIS. – In a response to numerous complaints regarding excessive speeding within the Village, the Mount Pleasant Police Department has created a traffic unit specifically to enforce Village speed limits along with other traffic violations.  This special unit will triple the amount of dedicated traffic enforcement within the Village.  “The Mount Pleasant Police Department takes traffic-related complaints seriously, and is dedicating resources to combat the problem,” said Mount Pleasant Police Chief Matt Soens.

 

Most of the excessive speeding occurs along the Village’s major arterial highways such as Green Bay Road (HWY 31), Washington Ave (HWY 20), and Spring Street (HWY C).  This is where the focus of the enhanced enforcement will be.  In furtherance of the Village’s goal to get drivers to slow down, the Police Department is attempting to warn drivers of this heightened enforcement.   In addition to issuing this statement to media, the Village is also publishing information regarding the traffic enforcement initiative on its website and social media.  “Our hope is to gain voluntary compliance in reducing speeds to minimize the amount and severity of injuries and property damage related to traffic crashes. In addition, quality of life issues such as excessive noise relating to traffic, may also decrease”, the Chief stated.  

 

In addition to monetary forfeitures, a speeding violation carries 3 points against a driver’s record for violations up to 10 MPH over the posted limit, 4 points for violations for speeds 11-19 MPH over the limit, and 6 points for speeds 20 MPH or more over the limit.  In some cases, the points are doubled for probationary drivers. In Wisconsin, if a driver accumulates 12 points within a 12-month period, the driver’s license is suspended.  Additionally, most insurance carriers will increase premium amounts for drivers with a poor driving record.   

 

ABOUT THE VILLAGE OF MOUNT PLEASANT

The Village of Mount Pleasant is a community that prides itself in one of its greatest assets - location. Comprised of 33 square miles in Eastern Racine County, Mount Pleasant is one of the fastest growing communities in the State of Wisconsin. Stretching from Lake Michigan to Interstate 94, its location provides easy access to metropolitan Milwaukee and Chicago, as well as Mitchell International Airport. Mount Pleasant also offers a wide variety of business opportunities. Numerous local, national, and international companies call Mount Pleasant home, including Case New Holland, Badger Meter, Foxconn, Putzmeister, SC Johnson, Seda International Packaging, and many others. Companies are consistently expressing interest in the community and the area as a whole, allowing the Village to see consistent growth in employment opportunities and amenities for residents. Learn more at http://www.mtpleasantwi.gov/

 

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