The Madison Police Department will be deploying extra officers on and around the weekend of the upcoming St. Patrick’s Day in order to focus on impaired driving, speed enforcement, and seat belt violations. Traditionally, this weekend has been a time of increased alcohol impaired driving and alcohol impaired crashes. Alcohol impaired driving is listed as a contributing factor in nearly 5% of all crashes and nearly 33% of all vehicle crash fatalities in the State of Wisconsin. In an effort to increase traffic safety MPD officers will be focusing their efforts on roadways with high traffic volume and roadways of high crash frequency. These areas may include, East Washington Av., John Nolen Dr, University Av. Stoughton Rd (highway 51) and Packers Av and Northport Dr.