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Safe Communities' Slow Down Campaign

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What is the Slow Down Campaign? It is a campaign to make our streets safer by posting "slow down" yard signs, stepping up speed enforcement, staffing speed boards, and organizing other neighborhood and community activities to reduce speeding. Slow Down Yard Signs are available year-round at these participating law enforcement agencies and American Family Insurance agents.

Thanks to our sponsor, American Family Insurance, Safe Communities is able to provide slow down yard signs to neighborhoods (both formal associations and informal groups of neighbors), law enforcement agencies, and individuals.

 

The 2014 Safe Communities Slow Down Yard Sign Campaign Kick Off is Monday, May 12
Slow Down Campaign Week May 12-16, Signs Available Year-Round

Representatives from American Family Insurance, the Madison Police Department TEST (Traffic Enforcement Safety Team), Safe Communities and Madison neighborhood associations outlined steps for both drivers and pedestrians to have a safer summer. An informational event will take place Monday, May 12 at a location to be determined in Madison. Stay tuned and check back soon for more information! 

 

Are you concerned about speeding or vehicles operating at inappropriate speeds in your neighborhood or near your school?

Effective campaigns have been held for several years throughout the Madison and Dane County area. You can take action in your neighborhood by following some of the simple ideas and suggestions offered below, and downloading the related documents to learn more about organizing a Slow Down Campaign, how to effectively place signs, notify neighbors and the media, and more!

Why is the Slow Down Campaign Important?

  • The faster vehicles travel, the more likely crashes are to occur and the more severe injuries will be. Children are especially vulnerable due to their smaller stature.
  • If a child pedestrian is hit by a car traveling at 20 mph, 5% are killed, most injuries are slight, and 30% suffer no injuries at all. At 30 mph, 45% are KILLED and many are injured. At 40 mph, 85% ARE KILLED.
  • According to the National SAFE KIDS Campaign, pedestrian injuries are the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death among children ages 5 to 14. Each year in the United States, nearly 900 children ages 14 and under die from pedestrian injuries and another 24,000 are injured in traffic-related crashes.
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    Slow Down Sign Pick-Up Locations: 

    Slow Down Yard Signs are available year-round at the participating police departments and at American Family Insurance Agents listed below. 


    Adams County

    Jared Cook, 225 N. Main St., Adams, 608.339.7090 

    Ashland County

    Clarence Campbell, 214 4th Ave, Ashland, 715.682.2777

    Barron County

    Patty Flynn, 1111 W. Knapp St., Rice Lake, 715.234.8255

    Buffalo County

    Ann Thompson, 123 So. Eau Claire St., Mondovi, WI 715.926.3343

    Calumet County

    Leah Burg, 18 W. Main St., Ste. T, Chilton, 920.849.4300

    Dan Hanke, 560 W Ryan St, Brillion, 920.756.3414

    Chippewa County

    Paul Schlosser, 524 Bay St., Chippewa Falls, 715.723.3293

    Clark County

    Ben Ogle, 300 W. Stanley Street, Thorp, 

    Gary Schauer, 300 W. Stanley Street, Thorp  715.669.5366

    Scott Schmidt, 240 N. Main St., Loyal, 715.255.8901

    Scott Schmidt, 409 E. Division St., Neillsville, 715.743.2211


    Columbia County

    Eric Cotter, 101 S. Ludington St., Columbus, 920.623.4488

    Sheila Link, 131 W Cook Street, Portage, 608.742.3999

    Pete McCormick, 221 Hwy 51, Ste A, Poynette, 608.635.7734

    Phil Parker, 405 E Chestnut St, Pardeeville, 608.429.2951

    Chris Smith-Gallagher, 154 S. Main St., Lodi, 608.592.5692

    Kari Tracey, 240 W Cook Street, Portage, 608.742.3888

    Joey Van Dinter, 801 Vine St., Wisconsin Dells, 608.253.6041

     

    Dane County

    Larry Anderson, 1528 W. Main St., Sun Prairie, 608.837.6607

    Brad Bodden, 3821 Nakoma Rd., Madison, 608.231.2453

    Michael Bolger, 4130 University Ave., Madison, 608.442.5722

    Brian Brezenski, 2101 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, 608.249.2183

    Mike Campbell, 3529 E. Washington Ave., Madison, 608.241.5556

    Kevin Campbell, 600 W. Main St., Sun Prairie, 608.837.8000

    Carlos Chacon, 2950 Fish Hatchery Rd., Fitchburg, 608.327.2220

    Fritz Durst , 509 E Main St, Waunakee, 608.849.5370

    Jeff Engelkes, 8333 Greenway Blvd., Ste. 320, Middleton, 680.831.1800

    Yolanda Grajales-Sutter, 7878 Big Sky Dr., Ste. 1, Madison, 608.826.4518

    Jodie Haseleu, 600 W. Main St., Sun Prairie, 608-837-1600

    Susan Pierce Jacobsen, 5530 Eastpark Blvd., Madison, 608.241.8444

    Steven Kopp, 2101 N. Sherman Ave., Madison, 608.249.2182

    Matt Krueger, 809 W Main St Suite 1, Stoughton, 608.877.1556

    Sue Neath, 21 N Main St, Deerfield, 608.764.8339

    Alex Peterson, 933 N. Main St., Ste. A, Oregon, 608.835.5722

    Diane Sliter, 850 Janesville St, Oregon, 608.835.5100

    Don Staniforth, 136 S. Main St., DeForest, 608.846.5458

    Peter Walton, 402 E. Main St., Mount Horeb, 608.437.5534

    Matt Young, 115 E. Broadway, Ste. 106, Monona, 608.222.3135

     

    Belleville Police Department, 31 E. Main St., P.O. Box 79, Belleville, 608-424-3129, x 120, 608-424-6235

    Cottage Grove Police Department, 2560 Nora Rd., Cottage Grove, 608-839-4652 x 106, 608-839-4588

    Cross Plains Police Department, 2417 Brewery Road, Cross Plains, 608-798-4100, 608-798-4001

    DeForest Police Department, 305 E. Holum St., DeForest, 608-846-6655

    Madison Police Department-East, 809 South Thompson Drive, Madison, 608-266-4887

    Madison Police Department-West, 1710 McKenna Blvd., Madison, 608-243-0500, 608-288-6410

    Madison Police Department-South, 825 Hughes Place, Madison, 608-266-5938

    Madison Police Department-Central, 211 S. Carroll St., Madison , 608-266-4316

    Madison Police Department-North, 2033 Londonderry Drive, Madison, 608-243-5258

    Marshall Police Department, 130 S. Pardee St., Marshall, 608-655-3533, 608-655-3533, x 206

    Middleton Police Department, 7341 Donna Dr., Middleton, 605-824-7300, 608-833-9990

    Oregon Police Department, 383 Park St., Oregon, 608-835-3111, x. 211, 608-835-5625

    Stoughton Police Department, 321 S. Fourth St., Stoughton, 608-873-3374, 608-873-0286

    UW-Madison Police Department, 1429 Monroe St., Madison, 608-346-4085, 608-262-9768

    Dodge County

    Kevin Carnine, 718 Park St, Beaver Dam, 920.227.9700

    Tony Cox, 110A S Main St, Juneau, 920.386.5500

    Tonya Feucht, 1024 Horicon St, Mayville, 920.387.3050

    Jerry Garceau, 112 Gateway Dr., Waupun, 920.324.2301

    Kathy Lapen, 1748 N. Spring St., Beaver Dam, 920.887.7286

    Paul Manke, 713 Railroad Ave., Lomira, 920.269.4888

    Kristine Moodie, 110 Gateway Dr, Waupun, WI  920.324.3488

    Michelle Wanie, 308 E Lake St, Horicon, 920.485.2110

     

    Douglas County

    Nick Korhonen, 902 Belknap St., Superior, 715.394.2882

    Lori Severson-Ronchi, 2305 E. 5th St., Superior, 715.395.1777

    Dunn County

    Lori Davidson, 1320 N Broadway St, Ste 6, Menomonie, 715.235.2366

    Eau Claire County

    Brent Blaeser, 2440 London Rd., Eau Claire, 715.834.6286

    Anne Herold, 321 Riverfront Terrace, Eau Claire, 715.835.9868

    Fond du Lac County

    Lyle Birschbach, 384 N. Main St., Fond du Lac, 920.923.2629

    Tim Cruz, 218 N. Seymour St., Fond du Lac, 920.921.7424

    Natasha Ing, 120 Watson St., Ripon, 920.748.5031

    Ken Ketter, 130 N. FDL Ave., Campbellsport, 920.533.8447

    Brad Tagliapietra, 518 W. Scott St., Fond du Lac, 920.922.7722

    Chuck Westby, 384 N. Main St., Ste. 2, Fond du Lac, 920.922.2193

    Forest County

    Tyler Sherry, 202 N. Lake Ave., Crandon, 715.478.3646

    Grant County

    Michael Friar, 1200 Elm St., P.O. Box 65, Boscobel, 608.375.5776

    Robb Paquette, 300 S Water St, Platteville, 608.348.6355

     

    Muscoda Police Department, 206 N. Wisconsin Ave., Box 192, Muscoda, 608-739-3144, 608-739-3662

    Green County

    Karen Mau-Boll, 903 11th Ave., P.O. Box 156, Monroe, 608.325.3011

     

    New Glarus Police Department, 313 2nd St., P.O. Box 399, New Glarus, 608-527-2145, 608-527-2062

    Green Lake County

    Mike, Glod, 4 N. Bridge St., Markesan, 920.398.3084

    Lynda, Parman, W832 St Rd 91, Ste 1A, Berlin, 920.361.4848

    Iowa County

    Barneveld Police Department, 403 E. CTH 10, Barneveld, 608-924-6861, 608-924-0032

    Linden Police Department, 444 Jefferson St., P.O. Box 469, Linden, 608-623-2264, 608-623-3006

    Jackson County

    Shawn Johnson, 920 Fillmore St., Black River Falls, 715.284.4113

    Jefferson County

    Don Amundson, 39 S. 3rd St. W, Fort Atkinson, 920.563.2793

    Brad Glassel, 114 Main St., Lake Mills, 920.648.3141

    Sherry Lange, 142 E. Milwaukee St., Jefferson, 920.674.0400

    Christy Lobner, 302 E Main St, Waterloo, 920.478.2254

    Ryan Sherry, 114 W Main St Watertown, 920.261.2633

    Paula Straubel, 407 Janesville Ave., Fort Atkinson, 920.563.8496

    Dan Stukenberg, 404 Bernard St., Watertown, 920.261.1316

    JB Thompson, 317 E. Main St., Watertown, 920.261.9295 

    Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, 411 S. Center Ave., Jefferson, 920-674-7330, 920-674-7126

    Waterloo Police Department, 136 N. Monroe St., Waterloo, 920-478-2343, 920-478-4746

    Juneau County

    Jared Roeker, 237 Main St., Elroy, 608.462.2250

    Jared Roeker, 119 E. Bridge St., New Lisbon, 608.562.3954

     

    LaCrosse County

    Tim Best 4535 Mormon Coulee Road, LaCrosse 608.519.3396

    Paul Klipp, 507 Sand Lake Rd., P.O. Box 157, Onalaska, 608.783.2197

    Jason Lassen 2200 Staphorst Lane, Holmen, 608.526.9400

    James Quinn, 123 E. Hamilton St., West Salem, 608.786.2922

    Brian Sandmire, 605 S. 4th St., LaCrosse, 608.782.2060

    Rita Sanger, 3502 Mormon Coulee Rd., LaCrosse, 608.787.1820

    Kris Shawley, 525 McHugh Road, Holmen, 608.526.2885

    Terry Sullivan, 1062 Oak Forest Dr., #400, Onalaska, 608.779.4300

    David Von Ruden, 1901 State Road, LaCrosse, 608.782.5780

    Lafayette County

    Argyle Police Department, 401 E. Milwaukee St., Argyle, 608-543-9360

    Langlade County

    Gene Plamann, 2234 Neva Road, Antigo, 715.627.4314

     

    Antigo Police Department, 840 Clermont St., Antigo, 715-627-6423, 715-627-6433

    Lincoln County

    Dave Cooper, 2011 E. Main St., Merrill, 715.539.9305

    Pete Petta, 116 W. Wisconsin Ave., Tomahawk, 715.453.5566

    Paul Rattmann, 800 E 1st Street, Merrill, 715.536.9438

    Marathon County

    Jonnee Bauer, 3845 Rib Mountain Dr., Ste. 3, Wausau, 715.848.0077

    Heather Bresnahan, 905 N. 6th St., Wausau, 715.842.9608

    Jeff Canniff, 110 S. 3rd Ave., Wausau 

    Jim Clemens, 2013 Schofield Ave., Schofield, 715.359.7710

    John Crawley, 1015 Western Ave., Mosinee, 715.693.4000

    John Crawley, 519 S. Weber Ave., Ste. B, Stratford, 715.687.3139

    Jim Nick, 129 1/2 Alfred St., Athens, 715.257.7090

    Jim Nick, 670 Maratech Dr., Ste. B, Marathon, 715.443.3000

    Jim Nick, 5406 Rib Mountain Dr., Wausau, 715.359.5055

    Jamie Thomas, 2013 Schofield Ave., Schofield, 715.359.2400

    Marquette County

    Tom Cotter, 72 W. Montello St., Montello, 608.297.2276

    Paul Parker, 118 E. Second St., Westfield, 608.296.3253

     

    Montello Police Department, 20 Underwood Ave., P.O. Box 39, Montello, 608.297.2345, 608.297.7151

    Oxford Police Department, 129 S. Franklin Ave., P.O. Box 122, Oxford, 608.586.4428, 608.586.5901

    Westfield Police Department, 129 E. 3rd St., Westfield, 608.296.2883, 608.296.3231

    Monroe County

    Douglas Dengel, 705 W. Wisconsin St., Sparta, 608.269.2939

    Jeremy/Richard Haldeman, 1615 Superior Ave., Tomah, 608.372.4800

    Oneida County

    David Mroczynski, 1856a N Stevens St, Rhinelander, 715.365.7303

    Tami Schroeder, 8618 Hwy. 51 N, Minocqua, 715.356.2055

    Angie Schuh, 9568 Hwy. 70 W, Minocqua, 715.356.6657

    Chad Swanson, 404 S. Pelham St., Rhinelander


    Outagamie County

    Mark Feivor, 3000 N. Ballard Rd., Appleton, 920.731.5742

    John Forcey, 119 E. 2nd St., Kaukauna, 920.766.3900

    Tim Hetzel, 2830 N. Mason St., Appleton, 920.903.5169

    Michael Hyne, 3131 W. Spencer St., Ste. B, Appleton, 920.882.3838

    Dawn Leudtke, 2528 Crooks Ave., Kaukauna, 920.766.4644

    Joe Porter, 2423 N. Richmond Street, Appleton  (920) 830-4080

    Jay Van Someren, 505B Grand Ave., Little Chute, 920.687.9001

    Stephanie Wendrick, 1717 E. Calumet St., Appleton, 920.954.6110

    Reggie White, 2830 N. Mason St., Appleton, 920.731.9202

    Pierce County

    Joanne Hines, 450 E. Wall St., Ellsworth, 715.273.5212

    Portage County

    Lori Bustamante, 2600 Post Road, Stevens Point, 715.341.1810

    James Check, 2916 Main St., Stevens Point, 715.341.9350

    Jim Migas, 2415 Post Rd., Plover, 715.341.5700

    Richland County

    Richland Center Police Department, 470 S. Main St., Richland Center, 608-647-2103, 608-647-8126

    Rock County

    Mark Ackerman, 1420 W. Court St., Janesville, 608.757.0222

    Kristopher Agnew, 12 Merchant Row, Milton, 608.868.2844

    Shannon Ahrens, 1122 Cranston Rd., Beloit, 608.362.8818

    Heather Carmona, 2100 E. Milwaukee St., Janesville, 608.752.7781

    Dave DeGarmo, 1420 W. Court St., Janesville, 608.754.7372

    Debbie DuCharme, 237 Allen St., Clinton, 608.676.2284

    David Grzenia, 1400 Huebbe Pkwy., Beloit, 608.362.1011

    Mark Hanson, 2509 Morse St., Janesville, 608.754.6421

    Shannon Oestreich, 2225 Cranston Rd., Ste. 103, Beloit, 608.362.1074

    Tom Parsons, 1516 Plainfield, Janesville, 608-741-1866

    David Pierce, 807 N. Main St., Edgerton, 608.884.9494

    Joe Sanks, 431 S. River St., Janesville, 608.752.9317

    Amanda Sugden, 930 North Parker Drive, Janesville, 608-755-7800

    Beau Tway, 150 E. Main St., Ste. 16, Evansville, 608.882.4507

    Stephanie West, 1035 Pleasant St., Ste. D, Beloit, 608.362.9041

     

    Janesville Police Department, 100 N. Jackson St., Janesville, 608-755-3133, 608-755-3004

    Town of Milton Police Department, 23 First St., Milton, 608-868-6656, 608-868-6642

    Rusk County

    Lori Stushek, 310 W. 9th St. North, Ladysmith, 715.532.3160

    Sauk County

    Keith Klipp, 246 W. Main St., P.O. Box 696, Reedsburg, 608.524.3436

    Shawano County

    Dave Cooper, 202 S. Cherry St., Wittenberg, 715.253.2160

    Dave Feivor, 420 E. Green Bay St., Ste. 202, Shawano 

    Kent Gehler, 150 S. Cecil Street, Bonduel  715.758.2173

    Sawyer County

    Rob Novak, 10521 Lakewood Dr, Hayward, 715.634.3083

    St. Croix County

    Tammy Belisle, 228 Paperjack Dr, Ste 5, New Richmond, 715.246.5886

    Trempealeau County

    Carol Wineski, 134 Pearl St., Arcadia, 608.323.3125

     

    Vernon County

    Philip Strand, 306 N. Main St., Westby, 608.634.3612

    Vilas County

    David Mroczynski, 322 E. Wall St., Eagle River, 715.479.0044

    Walworth County

    Lee Conner, 601 E. Geneva St., Elkhorn, 262.723.3210

    Steven Evans, 717 Geneva St., Lake Geneva, 262.248.4239

    Rick Faytle, 1407 Racine St., Delavan, 262.728.2585

    John Pecha, 1136 W. Main St., Whitewater, 262.473.6730

    Amar Reddy, 601 E. Geneva St., Elkhorn, 262.723.4370

    Mark Ruosch, 111 Plain St., Sharon, 262.736.9525

    Dave Scurek, 3238 W. Main Street, Suite C, East Troy, 262.642.3911


    Washburn County

    Mike Spafford, 113 River St., Spooner, 715.635.3038

    Waupaca County 

    Mark Heise, 221 W. North Water Street, New London, 920.982.5537

    Ronda Olson, 127 S. Main St., Clintonville

    Waushara County

    Tom Cotter, 345 S. Cambridge St., Wautoma, 920.787.3133

    Paul Parker, 108 S. Center St., Plainfield, 715.335.6341

    Lynda Parman, W832 State Road 91 Ste. 1A, Berlin, 920.361.4848


    Winnebago County

    Chris Aspenson, 420 Koeller St., Ste. 212, Oshkosh, 920.233.3100

    Bim Carey, 325 Pearl Ave., Oshkosh, 920.426.2660

    Leon Hoffman, 2361 Omro Rd., Ste. 1, Oshkosh, 920.235.1552

    Pat Huck, 908 E. Main St., Winneconne, 920.582.4880

    Kyle Lange, 851 Racine St., Ste. A, Menasha, 920.725.2002

    Bob Main, 1920 S. Washburn St., Oshkosh, 920.235.2932

    Chris O'Connell, 914 E. Murdock, Oshkosh, 920.235.2211

    Mark Pribbenow, 996 S. Green Bay Rd., Neenah, 920.725.3951

    Richard Schultz, 851 Racine St., Ste. A, Menasha, 920.725.7711

    Eric Soda, 1416 S. Commercial St., Neenah, 920.725.2110

    Wood County

    Steve Bechard, 1361 8th St. South, Wisconsin Rapids, 715.423.6250

    Randy LeMoine, 1300 S. Central Ave., Marshfield, 715.387.6337

    Cheri Schlachter, 1640 Baker St., Wisconsin Rapids, 715.423.6220

    Tom Schneider, 3311 8th St. South, Wisconsin Rapids, 715.423.2626

    Patty Tarras, 418 Market St., Nekoosa, 715.886.3240

    Leland Weber, 901 N. Central Ave., Ste. 2, Marshfield, 715.389.2324

     

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