Look Up! Aerial speed enforcement planned in Chippewa County Thursday

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Chippewa County (WQOW) – If you are driving on Highway 29 on Thursday, you will want to pay extra close attention to how fast you are going because you will be watched.

According to the DOT, the Wisconsin State Patrol will use an aircraft and officers on the ground Thursday along Highway 29 in Chippewa County on Thursday.

“We announce many of our enforcement efforts in advance to reinforce that our goal is voluntary compliance with traffic laws,” said Captain Nick Wanink, commander of the State Patrol’s Northwest Region. “Officers will be watching for speeding, tailgating or other dangerous driving behaviors that risk the safety of everyone along our roadways.”

The State Patrol aircraft uses a timing device known as VASCAR (Visual Average Speed Computer and Recorder) along with highway markings to determine vehicle speeds. When pilots detect speeders, aggressive or reckless drivers, they contact ground-based units to initiate a traffic stop.

Clint Berge

Clint Berge

Clint Berge is the Social Media & Digital Content Manager for Eau Claire's Own WQOW News 18. Report any website issues to him at cberge@wqow.com

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