Archive for Thursday, February 20, 2014

Basehor Police Department reminds drivers to buckle up

February 20, 2014

— From Feb. 24 through Mar. 7, the Basehor Police Department will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies on a mission to remind people to buckle their seat belts.

In 2012, 43 teens lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas, 74% of those teens were not properly restrained, according to data provided by the Basehor Police Department.

In an effort to change this trend, law enforcement agencies across Kansas will be extra-vigilant when patrolling around schools during the given dates.

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.

Police Chief Lloyd Martley is reminding everyone to slow down, put the phone away or turn it off, and always buckle up.

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