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Kansas Highway Patrol STEP Program

The Kansas Highway Patrol, along with local law enforcement agencies throughout the state, will be participating in the Kansas Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign starting today. This special Traffic Enforcement Program – STEP is funded by the Kansas Department of Transportation and is intended to minimize traffic-related injuries and fatalities. The program runs through Saturday, November 29th.

The KHP and other agencies will focus on impaired drivers, child passenger safety laws, and seat belt use among travelers of all ages. Because of the STEP campaign funding, there will be more law enforcement officers on Kansas’ streets and highways during the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday period when travel increases in Kansas and across the nation.

During the 2008 Thanksgiving reporting period nationally, there were 746 collisions resulting in 208 injuries, and 4-deaths. Of these crashes, 62 were alcohol related.

KHP Superintendent Terry Maple says, “The Kansas Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies across the state join KDOT in recognizing the importance and life-saving value of extra law enforcement presence during the high-travel holiday season.”

About Mike Schrant

Mike is one of those guys who has spent nearly a lifetime trying to figure out what he wants to do when he grows up. He has split time as a broadcaster and educator having first worked in radio in the early 1970’s while attending junior college. The two careers are directly connected because many of the 25 years as an educator were spent teaching broadcast journalism at the high school and college levels. Mike is married and has three adult children (no grandchildren yet) and enjoys sports, debating politics, gardening, landscaping-hauling rocks, and swapping stories with the "good old boys".