The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department is cracking down on speed through K-15.
Starting this weekend, you’ll notice a heavier police presence down that highway, and we’re told this will be around the clock.
“We tried the education part and since we have so many accidents, we decided we’re going to enforce,” said Lt. Tim Myers, Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department.
Lt. Tim Myers says they have investigated over 1,500 vehicle accidents in the last year, and since a large number of those happened on that highway, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department phoned in for some help with this campaign.
“We reached out to other law enforcement agencies: Mulvane, Derby, KH patrol, and we’re all going to work together to try to reduce the accidents on K-15,” said Myers.
Myers told KSN that the last traffic fatality was on K-15, and after speaking with some who commute on that highway everyday, KSN learned the speed is becoming more and more of a problem.
“I feel confident that the police presence is going to slow everyone down and make people drive a little bit safer,” said Paul Woodard, local resident.
Paul Woodard told me he drives down K-15 every day for work and has witnessed accidents in route due to speed, so KSN asked him how he felt about more troopers on that highway
“I think it’s a good thing because people do drive pretty quick down K-15,” said Woodard
Law enforcement says these campaign efforts are simply to reduce that number and keep everyone safe so, buckle up and slow down.