In April of 2006, the local NBC afffiliate in Milwaukee (WTMJ-TV, Channel 4) aired a special investigative report on speeding enforcement in two areas of WI.
First, Racine / Kenosha Counties, where numerous speeding tickets were issued while the reporter rode along, and then Sheboygan County, where the reporter and camera crew followed a Motor Officer around for an afternoon, performing speed enforcement.
Majority of motorists stopped (and cited) in the southern part of our state were from IL. However, that is a geographical factor, as a vast number of Illinois residents flee their 'flatlands' for the beauty of WI. whenever they get the chance. The reporter also noted that the license plate, identifying the 'state of origin,' could not be observed until AFTER the vehicle had been pulled over.
Also, whenever I have driven in IL, it puts NASCAR to shame. Speeds are excessive, lane switching without warning and rudeness all too frequent. My IL borthers and sisters should not wonder why so many of them get ticketed in WI, driving the way they do.
As for the Motor Officer up in Sheboygan County, that patrolman was me. I issued only warnings (have the segment on a DVD!) and extended courteous advice to motorists of several states. However, they earned it with their polite demeanor and taking personal responsibility for breaking the law.
Ride like NASCAR - pay the Piper.