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‘Trooper in a Truck’ blitz taking place in Wisconsin next week

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Wisconsin State Patrol (WSP) troopers will be riding along in semi trucks next week, using the extra height to spot dangerous driving behaviors and violations.

From July 8 through July 12, WSP will be taking part in a “Trooper in a Truck” detail in the following areas:

  • July 8, 2024: Hudson
  • July 9, 2024: Waukesha
  • July 10, 2024: Madison
  • July 11, 2024: Green Bay
  • July 12, 2024:  Wausau

During the weeklong enforcement effort, “troopers will be riding along with semi-truck and bus drivers to enforce traffic laws from an elevated point of view.” When violations are spotted, the trooper will radio to fellow troopers in patrol vehicles to perform a traffic stop.

The purpose of Trooper in a Truck is to curb distracted driving and to reduce the number of crashes and injuries involving commercial motor vehicles.

“Drivers need to pay attention on the road, especially around large trucks and buses,” Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Tim Carnahan said. “Commercial motor vehicles have large blind spots, limited maneuverability and require longer distances to stop. All motorists have to work together to prevent crashes.”

The Trooper in a Truck blitz is taking place in partnership with the  the Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association.

“This is the third year we are teaming up with the Wisconsin State Patrol to prevent dangerous driving through the Trooper in a Truck program,” Wisconsin Motor Carriers Association Safety Programs Coordinator Kim Conradt said. “We’re grateful for the wonderful partnerships that make this initiative successful.”

The Trooper in a Truck enforcement effort is taking place as part of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s Operation Safe Driver Week.

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