Friday, May 20, 2011

Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” Campaign

The Overland Park, Kansas Police Department will be conducting a Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” S.T.E.P. Campaign from May 23rd, 2011 through June 5th, 2011. This task is being conducted with the principle focus on Child Seat Restraints and Seat belt enforcement. Officers will aggressively enforce Kansas occupant restraint and other traffic laws as part of the 2011 Kansas Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement Campaign. This activity is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

Expect strict enforcement of the Safety Belt Use and Child Passenger Safety Acts. Briefly, these acts require that all persons in a motor vehicle manufactured or assembled after January 1, 1968 or assembled prior to 1968 which was manufactured with safety belts carrying 10 passengers or fewer, including vans, must be buckled in. In the event that a passenger under the age of 14 is unrestrained the driver will be cited. Where a driver or passenger, aged 14 through 17, is seen to be unrestrained, that person will be cited. Children under the age of four must be secured in an approved child safety seat; children ages four through seven who are under 80 pounds and under 4’9” tall must be securely belted into an approved booster seat; and children ages eight through 13 must be secured in a safety belt. Officers working this campaign will also be strictly enforcing speeding and DUI violations.