02/26/2016

Seatbelt Enforcement Campaign to Focus on School Zones

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Starting next week, and running through March 11th, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office will be teaming up with other law enforcement agencies, including those in Oklahoma and Missouri, to help curb a disturbing trend of teenagers being killed in car crashes.  In 2015, 13 teens lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas; 40% of those teens were NOT PROPERLY RESTRAINED.

In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement across the tri-state area will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around schools. While officers have worked for decades to educate the public about the importance of buckling up, enforcement is another important component of reducing car crash related serious injuries and deaths.

Sheriff David Groves stated, “It’s important to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies to do what we can to help prevent these tragic and senseless teenage deaths.  In an effort to do that, there should be no surprises during this enforcement period.  If you get pulled over and are not wearing your seatbelt, a citation will be issued.”

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