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KHP Participates in Special Thanksgiving Traffic Enforcement

The Kansas Highway Patrol, along with local law enforcement agencies throughout the state, will be participating in the Kansas Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign from November 23-29. This Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) is funded by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and is intended to minimize traffic-related injuries and fatalities. The Patrol and other agencies will focus on impaired drivers, child ... Read More »

Check Lanes and Saturation Patrols Set for Halloween

The Kansas Highway Patrol is urging motorists and community members to practice caution as Halloween approaches. Caution can be the key to safety as an increasing number of people are out, including pedestrians walking, parents driving their children, and people attending Halloween parties. It is imperative that safety play a role in the fun during the day and evening’s celebrations. ... Read More »

KHP Advises Caution While Driving, Look For Deer

The Kansas Highway Patrol is advising all motorists to be cautious of deer activity on and around roadways this fall. Because the deer breeding season generally runs from October to December, law enforcementofficers routinely investigate a large number of deer-vehicle crashes this time of year. Last year, six people were killed in crashes involving deer, and 318 were injured. According ... Read More »

KMCA Donates Child Safety Seats to KHP

The Kansas Motor Carriers Association made a donation of 105 child safety seats to the Kansas Highway Patrol today. KHP troopers and child seat technicians will be responsible for distribution of the safety seats statewide. Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent Terry Maple says, “KMCA’s generosity this year, as in years past, gives 105 more children in this state the chance to ... Read More »

Highway K-99 to close for rail crossing work

Weather permitting, on Friday/Saturday, September 25-26, K-99 will be closed in two different locations in Marshall County for Union Pacific railroad crossing repair projects. Marked detours will be provided for both closures. K-99 will first close to all traffic at the crossing located northwest of the City of Axtell between Granite Road and Harvest Road beginning at 8:00 a.m. on ... Read More »

KHP Over the Limit Campaign

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 ... Read More »

School Bus Safety

With the new school year here for many of the area students this week and not far off for the remainder, the Kansas Highway Patrol is asking motorists to remind themselves to look out for the children going to and from school. Patrol Superintendent Colonel Terry Maples said, “It’s easy for children to get caught up in their thoughts and ... Read More »

July Ushers in New Kansas Traffic Laws

The month of July ushers in the Dog Days of Summer and lots of new laws that go into effect on Kansas roadways. Kansas Highway Patrol Superintendent, Colonel Terry Maples says, “These new laws are vital to the safety of motorists on our roads and it is important that drivers are aware of changes that will become effective this week,” ... Read More »