Menasha Police Cracking Down on Racine Street Drivers

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MENASHA, wi – 

Menasha Police have made 91 traffic stops on Racine Street in the past week alone.

That’s compared to just 93 total stops in February and March combined.

It’s part of an effort to curb a growing number of accidents on the busy corridor. 

        “Our data showed that almost 25% of our accidents occurred right there in that Racine St. corridor.”

For many, the street is a confusing stretch of road. The lanes are wide enough for two vehicles, but only marked for one. Zemlock says drivers often drive aggressively through the area.

        “It technically is a two lane road,” says Zemlock. “It does allow parking in some sections of Racine St., and because of that, we have vehicles that will pass on the right.”

Zemlock says the city is working with its engineering department to re-configure the entire street. Until that happens, the department will continue to monitor pedestrian crossings and speed limits.

        “The fact that we can make that many stops in that corridor in one week shows that there certainly is a problem,” says Zemlock. 


        

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