Monday, May 18, 2015

Click It or Ticket Enforcement Campaign Begins Today

The Overland Park, Kansas Police Department will be conducting a Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” S.T.E.P. Campaign from May 18th through the end of the month.

This task is being conducted with the principle focus on Child Seat Restraints and Seat belt enforcement. Officers will aggressively enforce Kansas occupant restraints and other traffic laws as part of the 2015 Kansas Click It or Ticket traffic enforcement Campaign. This activity is supported by a grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT).

Drivers on the roadways of Overland Park can expect strict enforcement of Safety Belt Use and Child Passenger Safety violations.

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. During last year’s campaign, officers stopped a total of 960 vehicles and issued 1278 citations. 926 of that total accounted for some type of seat belt or child seat restraint citation.

Buckling up your seat belt has been proven to be the single most effective way to reduce the risk of injury or death in motor vehicle crashes. Most people who die in collisions are not wearing a safety belt.