Beginning today, and continuing through November 28, 2010, OPPD officers will be participating in a Special Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) sponsored by the Kansas Department of Transportation. KDOT provides overtime funds for participating Kansas agencies. The STEP program allows for additional officers to be deployed for the purpose of conducting traffic safety. This week's special enforcement will focus on impaired drivers and seat belt violations. As part of the special enforcement, a DUI Saturation Patrol will take place on Friday, November 26, 2010, from 11:00 pm to 3:00 am.
Whether you are taking to the road this holiday season or staying close to home, please wear your seat belt and insist that your passengers do the same. If any of your passengers are under the age of 8, make sure they are using either an approved car seat or booster.