Starting Monday, November 25th, through Sunday, December 1st, Coffeyville Police will join other police agencies across the state in the Kansas Thanksgiving Safe Arrival Traffic Enforcement Campaign. The goal is to remove impaired drivers from the roads and ticketing vehicle occupants who are unrestrained or whose passengers are unrestrained.
According to the Kansas Department of Transportation, the day before Thanksgiving sees more impairment related crashes than any other day of the year. Across Kansas, on average, three people are injured everyday and one person is killed every four days in alcohol/drug related crashes.
Twice as many Kansans who die from a crash are unrestrained than one's who are restrained. Injuries suffered by those who are unbuckled are likely to be much more severe than injuries suffered by those who are buckled in. This applies regardless of speed and whether the incident is on a city street, county road or highway.
Contact your local police department for more information.