It started yesterday, the Kansas Highway Patrol and many other law enforcement agencies across the state of Kansas are participating in the Kansas Department of Transportation Special Traffic Enforcement Program. The programs kicked off yesterday and will run through Labor Day, September 7th.
Troopers will be enforcing Kansas’ impaired driving and other traffic laws. According to Colonel Terry Maple, Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent, “In Kansas, too many people are injured and killed every year on our roads as a result of impaired driving collisions. The costs and consequences cited with these crashes can be overwhelming.” It is estimated these preventable crashes cost $628-million annually.
In Kansas it is illegal to drive or attempt to operate a motor vehicle with a blood or breath alcohol concentration of .08 or higher. Penalties for impaired driving include loss of driving privileges, fines, court costs, and possible jail time.
One of the recommendations the KHP is making… Report impaired drivers to your local law enforcement agency.