|Question:||What is Wisconsin Law or requirements for vehicle window tint?|
This is according to Trans 305.32 relating to vent, side and rear windows.
Tinting of the vent and front side windows is permitted as follows:
|Question:||What do I do when I see a school bus with the warning lights activated?|
|Answer:||The operator of a vehicle which approaches from the front or rear any school bus which has stopped on a street or highway when the bus is equipped according to s. 347.25 (2) and when it is displaying flashing red warning lights, shall stop the vehicle not less than 20 feet from the bus and shall remain stopped until the bus resumes motion or the operator extinguishes the flashing red warning lights. The operator of any school bus which approaches from the front or rear any school bus which has stopped and is displaying flashing red warning lights shall display its flashing red lights while stopped. This subsection does not apply to operators of vehicles proceeding in the opposite direction on a divided highway. The stop sign of the bus does not need to be extended. Passing the bus with flashing red lights on may result in a citation.|
|Question:||What information should I get from the other driver(s) if I am involved in an accident?|
|Answer:||Always try to get their plates right away in case they decide to flee. Then, request the drivers' names, addresses, phone numbers and insurance company information including the company's name, agent, and phone number.|
|Question:||When must an accident be reported?|
|Answer:||If an accident meets any of the following three criteria, it
is a "reportable accident" and the MV4000 (accident report) must
be completed by the investigating agency.
1. Injury or fatality of a person.
2. Total damage to one person's property to an apparent extent of $1,000 or more.
3. Damage to government owned property to an apparent extent of $200 or more, except government owned vehicles, which are $1,000.
|Question:||I saw a Police car with it's emergency lights on and/or using its siren driving down the road, when it suddenly turned them all off and drove normally, why?|
Police are authorized to use their emergency lights and/or siren when responding to certain situations that justify an emergency or expedited response such as medical emergencies, intrusion alarms or crimes in progress calls. If an officer is advised while they are in route to the call that there is no longer an emergency situation they are obligated to turn off their emergency equipment.
Do drivers have to yield to pedestrians?
According to state law, drivers are required to yield to
|Question:||What do I do when I see a Police car or emergency vehicle with its lights and/or siren on?|
yield the right-of-way to police vehicles, fire trucks,
ambulances or other emergency vehicles using a siren, air horn
or a red or blue flashing light. Pull over to the right edge of
the road or as near to the right as possible and stop when you
see or hear an emergency vehicle approaching from any direction.
Follow any instructions given over the emergency vehicle’s
loudspeaker. If you are in an intersection, drive through the
intersection before you pull over. If the
emergency vehicle using lights or siren is on the other side of
a divided highway, you do not need to pull over and stop.
You must not pass an emergency vehicle that is about to back
into, or is backing into, the driveway entrance of a fire
station. It is illegal to pass or follow within 500 feet of a
moving emergency vehicle with its red or blue lights on and
siren operating. This includes while driving on freeways or
other limited access highways.
|Question:||How long can a car park on the street without being moved?|
|Answer:||In the City of Tomah, a legally parked vehicle can remain there for 24 hours without being moved or cited.|
|Question:||Will the City of Tomah tow abandoned vehicles off of private property?|
|Answer:||No, but we will issue a citation if the situation deems appropriate.|
|Question:||What are the curfew hours in the City of Tomah?|
|Answer:||According to City ordinance, any juvenile under age seventeen (17) shall not be in a public place between the hours of 10:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. unless accompanied by his or her parent or legal guardian. This is effective all days of the week.|
|Question:||Can I get my fingerprints taken at the City of Tomah Police Department?|
|Answer:||Yes, however, fingerprints are only available to be taken Tuesdays and Fridays from 8:00 am to 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm. This is based on Officer ability and other calls for service. There is also a fee for fingerprinting. The fee is $10.00 for City of Tomah residents and $15.00 for non-residents. Photo identification is also required.|
|Question:||How do I pay for a ticket?|
* You can pay your
traffic or municipal ordinance citation by mailing it
|Question:||How do I get an Accident report or other police report?|
You may obtain an accident report or other police reports by requesting in writing or in person during normal business hours, and completing a records request form. The person requesting the report, will need to complete the open records request, which is available on the website under forms or at the Tomah Police Department. There is a $5.00 prepayment fee that is required at the time the request is submitted. Prepayment is required, unless the subject is the victim of the crime. Records are not sent out until payment is received. Further, when a subject submits a Public Record Request, it may take up to 5 BUSINESS days to process the request. Requested information is then mailed to the address supplied on the records request form.
|Question:||How long do I have to clear my sidewalk of recent snow?|
|Answer:||The city ordinance states the following:
(a) Owner's responsibility. The owner or occupant of any lot or parcel shall promptly each day, and in no event later than 48 hours after any snowstorm, remove all snow and ice which may have fallen or accumulated upon the sidewalk in front of such lot or parcel; provided, when ice has so formed that it cannot be removed, the owner or occupant shall keep the same sprinkled with a material which will prevent the sidewalk from being dangerous to pedestrians. This provision does not apply to the owner or occupant of any sidewalk 25 feet or more away from the respective property line of the owner or occupant.
For violations, please contact the Tomah Building Inspector at (608) 374-7429
|Question:||Can I plow or push my snow into the street or alley?|
The city ordinance states the following:
(1) No person shall deposit or cause to be deposited any snow or ice taken and removed from his premises or elsewhere upon any sidewalk, alley, parkway, public place or street in the city, except snow removed from sidewalk areas where there are no boulevards or terraces. Snow shall not be piled at or near intersections so as to obstruct the view of pedestrians or operators of motor vehicles.
(2) No person shall remove or deposit any snow from building rooftops into a public alley, except by specific permission of the director of public works, and if such permission is granted, the deposited snow must be moved from the alley within a reasonable length of time to be designated by the director of public works at the time permission is granted.
For violations, please contact the Tomah Building Inspector at (608) 374-7429
|Question:||How can I get a copy of my driving record?|
|Answer:||The City of Tomah Police will not provide you with a copy of your driving record or advise you what your driving record reveals. You may obtain a copy from the WI Department of Transportation. Please go to the WI DOT website for more information. http://www.dot.wisconsin.gov/drivers/drivers/enforce/other.htm|
|Question:||How can I get a copy of my criminal history?|
The City of Tomah Police will provide you with a contact history for OUR agency; this is not a criminal history. You may obtain your WI Criminal History from the following website. https://wi-recordcheck.org/cc/html/index.html