For Wisconsin residents Memorial Day often represents the official start of summer. It is when people begin to clean up their boats and prepare their grills for cookouts. Gatherings of family and friends frequently occur and alcohol is consumed at picnics, barbeques and other social events.
National holidays are times of great celebration. People in Wisconsin have the opportunity to get together with family and friends to celebrate historic events in our shared history and enjoy a day or two off from their busy lives at work. For many, holidays are also a time when people travel to be with loved ones and consume more alcohol than they normally do.
For most Wisconsin drivers, seeing a police car can induce feelings of nervousness even if the drivers are not breaking any laws. Drivers slow down, move out of the way and allow police vehicles plenty of space before resuming their previous driving behaviors. While the majority of drivers do not get stopped, those who do face the intimidating process of dealing with law enforcement.