Over Patrolling in Racine County

Over Patrolling

In Kenosha and Racine Counties

Racine County drivers are heading to traffic court in droves

In 2010, the Racine County Sheriff’s Department wrote 12,515 traffic citations on I-94 alone. In 2014, citations issued on I-94 in Racine County equaled $1.75 million. In fact, six deputies are permanently assigned to police Racine’s portion of I-94. This is just one sheriff’s department on one twelve-mile-long stretch of road, writing an average of almost 35 citations per day!

Illinois drivers are caught in Kenosha and Racine Counties

Drivers from other states are affected as well. Illinois motorists are used to more lax traffic enforcement, especially on the highways near Chicago. As soon as they cross the border, into Kenosha and Racine counties, they could very likely be in for a surprise.

Consequences for speeding tickets and equipment violations are high

Most citations are for speeding and equipment violations. The consequences of receiving a speeding ticket in Wisconsin are numerous. There is a hefty fine, points, insurance ramifications, and even a mandatory license suspension if the speed was more than 25 miles per hour above the speed limit.  A traffic attorney can help lessen these consequences.