February 21, 2014

From February 24 to March 7, 2014, the Riley County Police Department will be joining other Law Enforcement Agencies around the state in an effort to stop the dangerous practice of disobeying traffic laws in and around school zones. This enforcement project is also meant to serve as a reminder to drive safely to area student drivers.

According to the Kansas Traffic Safety Resource Office, in 2012, 43 teens lost their lives due to vehicle collisions in the State of Kansas; 74% of these tragic deaths involved teens who were not properly secured in their vehicle.

Law enforcement across Kansas will be extra-vigilant during this time, when patrolling areas around school zones or areas frequented by pedestrians and children. Officers involved in this traffic enforcement project will be observing drivers for signs of distracted and unsafe driving and will continue to take appropriate and reasonable action.

For more information on distracted driving visit www.RileyCountyPolice.org.