Beginning March 5, the Kansas Highway Patrol will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies to stop what has been an epidemic for the past several years. In 2010, 51 teens lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas; 75% of those killed were not restrained.
In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across Kansas will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around schools. For more than twenty years, officers have educated and warned passengers and drivers regarding the importance of using restraints while in their vehicle.
There should be no surprises when it comes to this enforcement effort. Officers will issue citations to any individual who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting, or failing to buckle up.