In the last year the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s department told KSN they have investigated over 1,500 vehicle accidents and nearly 400 of those resulted in serious injuries.
“We tried the education part, we decided we’re going to enforce,” said Lieutenant Tim Myers with the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s department.
The Sheriff’s department recently announced a new campaign that will put more troopers on the K-15 highway, starting this weekend.
“We will be writing tickets, it’s a zero tolerance policy,” he said.
However, these efforts extend past Sedgwick County. Multiple law enforcement offices from various cities will also be watching for speedy drivers through K-15.
“Mulvane, Derby, Kansas Highway Patrol; we’re all going to work together to try to reduce the accidents.”
The mission is simple for Kansas law enforcement; reducing fatalities and helping to create better driving habits means safer roads for everyone. This campaign is supported by a grant from Kansas Department of Transportation.