Law enforcement will step up patrols on K-15 in Sedgwick County this weekend.
The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office joins the Wichita Police Department, Kansas Highway Patrol, Derby Police Department, and the Mulvane Police Department enforce traffic laws as part of a safety campaign to reduce traffic accidents.
It is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation. Enforcement will occur around the clock. Law enforcement will be especially vigilant at night because seatbelt use diminishes after nightfall, meaning the likelihood of unrestrained crash injuries and deaths soars during those hours. Law enforcement will also be looking for drivers operating vehicles under the influence of alcohol.
Between August 29th, 2017, and August 29, 2018, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office has investigated 1,511 vehicle accidents. In 367 of those accidents, involved parties sustained injuries.
Officers are asking the public to slow down, wear their seatbelts, obey traffic control devices, and not operate a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol.