Move over or slow down for stopped emergency vehicles
Drivers must provide a safety zone for stopped law enforcement,
emergency and maintenance vehicles
To help safeguard law enforcement officers, emergency responders,
road maintenance workers, and others who work on the side of
highways, Wisconsin has a "Move Over Law."
The law requires drivers to shift lanes or slow down in order to
provide a "safety zone" for a squad car, ambulance, fire truck, tow
truck, utility vehicle, or highway maintenance vehicle that is
stopped on the side of a road with its warning lights flashing.
Drivers have two options for creating a safety zone:
If the road has more than one directional lane, like the
Interstate, and you can switch lanes safely, you must move over
to vacate the lane closest to the law enforcement or other
vehicle with its lights flashing.
If the road has a single directional lane or you can't safely
move over, you must reduce your speed.
Failure of motorists to move over is one of the reasons that motor
vehicle crashes kill more law enforcement officers on duty than any
AUGUST 2014: National Night Out 2014 was a success! Check
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The Tomah Police Department will be working to educate the
citizens of our great community on different ordinances. As of
late, we have focused on buildings within the City of Tomah that
don't have building numbers ...displayed
as described in the ordinance below. If contact is not made with
the property owner a warning/notice will be placed in a mailbox
or other conspicuous location. Whether contact is made or not a
warning will be issued for tracking purposes and enforcement
action, if necessary. The property owner will have 15 days to
correct the violation. If a property owner needs additional time
they need to contact the Tomah Police Department.
Please go to
www.tomahonline.com and at the top of the page there is a
link for ‘MUNICIPAL CODE.' This is a very handy tool to quickly
locate ordinances concerning the City of Tomah. Enter a key word
into the search bar and you’ll get results that should allow you
to quickly locate the desired information.
I will be overseeing this project and any questions or concerns
can be directed to me at 608-374-7512 or by email at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s all work together to make this
community better than it already is. We thank you for your
continued support and cooperation.
Ord. Sec. 10-6. Building numbers.
(a) Generally. All buildings in the city shall be assigned a
building number by the public works department. The assigned
number shall be displayed on the front of the building. The
assigned number shall be displayed in contrasting colors.
The number shall be four inches or larger.
(b) Commercial buildings. Any commercial building with a
public entrance fronting an alley shall display the building
number at that location. The number shall be four inches or
Sergeant Eric Pedersen
11-10-12: Just a reminder of the
new speed limit change on North Superior Avenue. The speed limit is
30MPH from Larkin Street to the Railroad tracks. Speed citations may
result if you are stopped by Police.
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03-13-12: The Tomah
Police Department has recently joined the Wisconsin Crime Alert
Network. Information from law enforcement will come right to your
email, cell phone text, or fax machine, in real time when you need
it most. The Wisconsin Crime Alert Network is used for: Crime
Prevention, Finding Stolen Property, Identifying Suspects, Locating
Missing Persons, Notifying public about Police Action. All Alerts
are TIMELY, RELEVANT, and ACTIONABLE for the recipient. If you are
interested in joining, or for more information, please visit the
link below for more details.
TOMAH DRUG TIP LINE: (608)
The Tomah Police Department has created a "Drug Tip Line" as
a means for citizens to provide information anonymously regarding
possession or sale of
illegal drugs in or around the City of Tomah. Anyone with
information is to call the number provided an leave a detailed
voicemail. The voicemail will be maintained by the Tomah Police
Department Investigator, who will be conducting an appropriate
investigation into the matter.
TOMAH POLICE DEPARTMENT
805 Superior Avenue
Tomah, WI 54660