KHP targets distracted drivers
By Matthew Harding. CREATED Aug 26, 2014
The Kansas Highway Patrol has released the results of a pair of enforcements geared toward catching distracted drivers.
The campaigns, which were conducted in April and July, netted 71 citations for texting while driving, 71 citations for using the phone but not texting, 459 speeding violations and almost 550 seatbelt citations.
Funding for the additional hours worked by troopers during the enforcement periods was made possible through a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation.
"The Kansas Highway Patrol makes it a priority daily to enforce the traffic laws of Kansas, to help ensure the safety of all who use our roads," says Colonel Ernest E. Garcia, Superintendent of the KHP. "Our key goal is curbing dangerous driving behaviors on the roads, and these specialized enforcements are just one more way we promote safety."