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
BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1, 2015 to APRIL 1, 2016 Night restricted parking.
After the hour of 2:00 a.m. and before 6:00 a.m., motor vehicles or any
other type of vehicle shall be parked on even-numbered calendar dates on
the side of the street where the dwellings are even-numbered and on days
having odd-numbered calendar dates on the side of the street having
odd-numbered dwellings. This provision
shall be effective between November 1 and April 1 following each year.
The effective calendar date shall be determined as of the date at 2:00
a.m. The provisions of this subsection shall apply to all streets in the
city except as otherwise specified herein.
Please contact the Tomah Police Department at 608-374-7400 if
you have any questions.
AUGUST 2014: National Night Out 2014 was a success! Check
out the photos on our Facebook Page here -
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