Janesville (WKOW) -- from Rock Co. Sheriff: The Rock County Sheriff's Office will receive a $15,000 grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Bureau of Transportation Safety to crack down on speeders.
The funds will be used to pay for officers' overtime and to purchase new equipment for improved enforcement.
Speeding is prevalent and deadly in Wisconsin.
In 2007, speed-related crashes killed 251 people and injured nearly 11,000, according to the WisDOT Bureau of Transportation Safety.
"We are striving to get drivers to comply voluntarily with the posted speed limits and other traffic laws in order to prevent crashes," says Sheriff Robert Spoden. "Our goal is not to write more speeding tickets. However, if voluntary compliance fails we will not hesitate to enforce speed limits and other traffic laws. A speeding ticket costs hundreds of dollars. But the real price you pay for exceeding speed limits is endangering your life and the lives of everyone else on the road."