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Thanksgiving Safe Arrival Campaign


Starting yesterday and going through Sunday, the Coffeyville Police Department will join many other police agencies across the state, including the Kansas Highway Patrol, in the Kansas Thanksgiving Safe Arrival traffic enforcement campaign. This campaign is specifically aimed at removing impaired drivers from Kansas roads and ticketing vehicle occupants who are unrestrained or whose child passengers are unrestrained.


A grant from the Kansas Department of Transportation will underwrite the overtime enforcement efforts for this campaign. According to KDOT, which tracks all crashes in the state, the day before Thanksgiving sees more impairment-related crashes than any other day of the year. On average, across Kansas, three persons are injured every day, and one person is killed every four days in alcohol/drug-related crashes.


If you are going to be drinking, any amount at all, don’t even consider driving home,” said CPD Sergeant Rockie Yell. Make arrangements to have a designated driver, always wear a seat belt and don’t move a vehicle until each person is buckled in. “This is the best defense against death and injury, and it is the law,” stated Yell.

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