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Kansas Highway Patrol participates in seat belt enforcement near schools – Wichita, Kansas

Wichita, Kansas 2021-02-22 09:59:21 –

Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – Kansas Highway Patrol Join other Kansas law enforcement agencies in partnership with Seat belts for everyone (SAFE) program Wearing a seatbelt for 2 weeks from today to Friday, March 5th. Troopers focus on drivers and passengers in and around elementary and junior high schools.

SAFE is a community-run program run by high school students attending. The focus is on reducing casualties on roads in Kansas. Currently, 117 high schools from 57 counties participate in the SAFE program in Kansas.

According to the 2019 Kansas Observation Seatbelt Survey, children are much more likely to buckle if the driver is wearing a seatbelt. When the driver buckles, about 97% of the children are detained. If the driver had not buckled, only about 30% of the observed children would have buckled.

“KHP will work with local law enforcement partners in active education and enforcement campaigns focused on the importance of seatbelt use,” said Colonel Harman T. Jones, director of the Kansas Highway Patrol. I did. “Seat belts have been proven to save lives and prevent injuries. Our goal is to ensure that all citizens of Kansas buckle in all seat positions.”

Troopers are especially vigilant when patrolling schools. For over 20 years, law enforcement officers have educated and warned drivers and passengers about the importance of wearing seat belts in the car.

For the latest data and more information on Kansas Safety Belt Law, please visit: www.ktsro.org.

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