Archive for Thursday, September 10, 2015

Basehor police to enforce seat belt laws next week

September 10, 2015

Beginning next week, the Basehor Police Department will join other Kansas law enforcement agencies in being extra vigilant when patrolling around schools.

Throughout National Child Passenger Safety Week, September 14-18, law enforcement across Kansas will issue citations to those who are not obeying state seat belt laws for both adults and children.

In 2014, 28 children ages 17 and under lost their lives due to car crashes in Kansas; half of those children were not wearing their seat belts, and eight of them were ejected from the vehicle. According to the 2015 Kansas observational seatbelt survey, children are much more likely to be buckled up if the driver is wearing their seat belt. If the driver is buckled, about 95 percent of the children are restrained. If the driver is not buckled, only about 25 percent of the observed children were buckled.

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