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Green Bay's new Traffic Enforcement Team hits the streets to reduce accidents

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GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - A new Green Bay traffic enforcement team was on the streets Monday. 

Four police officers have been assigned to the team that will conduct patrols during the morning and afternoon.   

Lt. Karl Ackermann says they are hoping to reduce traffic accidents in some of the worst areas of the city. 

The city has a five-year average of more than 28-hundred accidents annually.  More than 41% of those were rear-end crashes, where districted or inattentive drivers hit the vehicles in front of them. 

Ackermann says deployment areas will depend on data from the city’s traffic engineer, the state transportation department and their own figures. 

Ackermann says the traffic enforcement team will be on the roads looking for drivers whose eyes are not on the roads. 

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