Law of Emphasis

Seat Belts - Click it or Ticket Campaign



​Our officers are participating in a national traffic safety campaign that focuses on seat belt usage.

​Wearing seat belts is mandatory in Wisconsin. Drivers and passengers must wear an approved restraint device. Officers can stop a vehicle for an observation of this violation.

​Officers will be conducting extra patrol for this violation from May 22nd to June 4th.
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SLOW DOWN AND MOVE OVER!!!

On the morning of Oct. 17th, a Hudson, WI. PD squad car was rear ended while assisting with a disabled vehicle on the I94 bridge. The squad was in the left lane when it was hit by a truck at hwy speed. The officer was not in the squad at the time of the accident and no one was injured. Please remember to slow down and move over when you see an emergency vehicle with it's emergency lights on.

​​​346.072  Passing stopped emergency or roadside service vehicles.
​​1m) If an emergency or roadside service vehicle is parked or standing on or within 12 feet of a roadway, the operator of a motor vehicle approaching the emergency or roadside service vehicle shall proceed with due regard for all other traffic and shall do either of the following:

(a) Move the motor vehicle into a lane that is not the lane nearest the parked or standing emergency or roadside service vehicle and continue traveling in that lane until safely clear of the emergency or roadside service vehicle. This paragraph applies only if the roadway has at least two lanes for traffic proceeding in the direction of the approaching motor vehicle and if the approaching motor vehicle may change lanes safely and without interfering with any vehicular traffic.

​(b) Slow the motor vehicle, maintaining a safe speed for traffic conditions, and operate the motor vehicle at a reduced speed until completely past the emergency or roadside service vehicle. This paragraph applies only if the roadway has only one lane for traffic proceeding in the direction of the approaching motor vehicle or if the approaching motor vehicle may not change lanes safely and without interfering with any vehicular traffic.

Hudson Squad Car Video (click on photo to watch)

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​ 346.63  Operating under influence of intoxicant or other drug.

(1) No person may drive or operate a motor vehicle while: (a) Under the influence of an intoxicant, a controlled substance, a controlled substance analog or any combination of an intoxicant, a controlled substance and a controlled substance analog, under the influence of any other drug to a degree which renders him or her incapable of safely driving, or under the combined influence of an intoxicant and any other drug to a degree which renders him or her incapable of safely driving; or
​ (am) The person has a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance in his or her blood.
​ (b) The person has a prohibited alcohol concentration.

​Click on the picture to the right to view an important video...

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