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KHP, other agencies plan traffic enforcement efforts for Thanksgiving weekend

KHP, other agencies plan traffic enforcement efforts for Thanksgiving weekend

KHP, other agencies plan traffic enforcement efforts for Thanksgiving weekend

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The Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office, the Kansas Highway Patrol and other law enforcement agencies will be involved in a special traffic enforcement effort over the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

The Kansas Department of Transportation has announced a Thanksgiving Safe Arrival campaign, with drivers and passengers urged to use their seat belts.

The Kansas Highway Patrol has tips for Thanksgiving travel:

  • Plan your travel route and communicate this to your family in case you are involved in a crash or experience mechanical problems with your vehicle.
  • Make sure your vehicle is in good working order. Check tires’ tread depth and air pressure, vehicle fluids, and mechanical equipment including the exhaust system.
  • When you leave, start with a full tank of gas and a fully charged phone.
  • Dress for the weather. If you plan to travel in cold weather, make sure you have a coat in the vehicle and warm shoes.
  • The vehicle should also be stocked with beneficial items such as bottled water, blankets, non-perishable food, first aid kit and a flashlight with extra batteries.
  • We are in the peak time for car-deer crashes. Watch for deer, and if you see one, remember they seldom travel alone.
  • Visit Kandrive.org before you leave to check road conditions and/or construction work or other delays along your route. Motorists without internet access can dial 5-1-1 from any phone to check road conditions through the Kansas Department of Transportation (KDOT) 511 Road Condition Hotline.
  • Always MOVE OVER for first responders and highway maintenance crews. If you are unable to MOVE OVER, then please SLOW DOWN.
  • Ensure everyone in your vehicle is using their seat belt and/or appropriately fitted child safety seat.
  • Arrange for a designated driver or use a ride share service if you will be consuming alcohol. Do not drive impaired, and do not let your family or friends drive while impaired. If you are hosting a party, provide non-alcoholic drink alternatives for designated drivers.

 

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