With the approach of the summer driving season, the Wisconsin State Patrol plans to once again us airplanes to help nab motorists who are speeding or otherwise breaking the rules of the road.
Lieutenant Chris Jushka says the planes allow the agency to get up above traffic and see for miles, as they keep watch for dangerous drivers. “The State Patrol is focused on traffic highway safety, and the planes are a fantastic tool for this.”
The State Patrol has three planes, based in Eau Claire, Green Bay, and Madison. Each is equipped with a “Vascar” unit, which allows the pilot to measure the speed of cars down below.
Last year, the plane operation was involved in issuing about 1,900 tickets to motorists in the state.