April 15, 2024

SAFE Seatbelt Enforcement Campaign kicks off February 26

African Woman Buckling Up Seatbelt To Drive Car Safely

Garden City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–The Garden City Police Department will join other law enforcement agencies in Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma with increased enforcement near high schools to raise awareness on roadway safety.
 
The SAFE Seatbelt Enforcement campaign, occurring February 26 through March 8, 2024, is sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) and the SAFE (Seatbelts Are For Everyone) Program.
 
Through education, rewards, and enforcement, SAFE highlights the importance of wearing a seatbelt, driving alert, and following traffic laws with the goal of decreasing the number of teen injuries and deaths from vehicle crashes. Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for teens (15-18 years old) in the United States, ahead of all other types of injury, disease, or violence.
 
Citations will be issued to anyone who refuses to obey the traffic laws, whether it is for speeding, texting, or failing to buckle up. Please remind teens that driving is a privilege and encourage them to learn about the importance of driving safely.