Troopers urge safety during Labor Day Weekend

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The Kansas Highway Patrol will be working additional hours over the Labor Day holiday weekend, working to keep roads safe and track down impaired motorists. 

The agency is participating in the Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) campaign, thanks to a grant from the state and Crash Awareness and Reduction Effort (CARE). 

“As the summer travel season comes to a close, the Kansas Highway Patrol will be out working to ensure our travelers make it to their destinations safely,” said KHP PIO, Lt. Adam Winters. 

Additional troopers will be traveling around the state. They encourage safety, especially when it comes to those who will be celebrating with alcohol. 

“As you celebrate the upcoming Labor Day weekend, we urge anyone who may be drinking to get a sober driver arranged ahead of time,” said Winters. “If you are traveling and suspect another motorist may be impaired, please give us a call and we will check on them.”

If you need help, call KHP using *47 (*HP) or *582 (*KTA) on the Kansas Turnpike. 

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