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Kansas Department of Transportation Campaign Hopes To Raise Awareness


The Kansas Department of Transportation’s message for this summer is to slow down. In 2020, Kansas recorded almost 5000 vehicle crashes due to drivers going too fast for the existing conditions. Nearly 80 people lost their lives in those crashes.

Young drivers are the most likely to have a speed-related crash. Forty-five percent of all 2020 speed-related crashes in Kansas were drivers between the ages of 15 and 29.

KDOT and Kansas law enforcement agencies are advancing a “Drive to Zero” public awareness campaign to shed light on the far-ranging consequences of driving too fast for the conditions. The Campaign will encourage drivers to reduce speed when approaching an exit/entrance ramp, rounding a curve, diving in work zones, or pulling a trailer and to be mindful of speed in inclement weather and at night.

Their goal is to save lives and remind all drivers to watch for and obey speed limit signs on our highways, in residential neighborhoods, and on secondary roads. Kansas’ “Drive to Zero” campaign is funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by KDOT.

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