The Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP) will be riding along in semi trucks to spot driver violations they might not otherwise be able to see as part of a “Trooper in a Truck” patrol.
WSP is partnering with the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association to place state troopers in semi trucks to help patrol Wisconsin roadways.
The Trooper in a Truck patrol is taking place this week as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Operation Safe Driver Week, a driver enforcement effort taking place now through Saturday, July 15, in the U.S., Mexico, and Canada. Operation Safe Driver Week targets both passenger vehicle drivers and commercial vehicle drivers.
During the Trooper in a Truck patrols, WSP troopers will be looking for dangerous driving behaviors like speeding, distracted driving, following too closely, and seat belt violations. If any violations are spotted from the cab of the truck, the trooper will then radio a marked patrol unit to perform a traffic stop.